Monday, October 31, 2016

re::standing rock and our post election nation

Lots of info about the issues surrounding the courage at Standing Rock, via everyday feminism.

An insightful podcast about our post election nation, via On Being.

Monday, October 24, 2016


Here's a blog post from our eldest, a high school teacher, giving me pause to appreciate our nation in the midst of this challenging election season. Classic example of kid teaching parent. Thanks, Stew. xo

Friday, October 21, 2016

re:transformative love

This video is an antidote to the political quagmire we find ourselves in. It's a dose of compassion, love and hope that I have been desperately (no exaggeration) in need of. "Nothing is impossible".

Monday, October 17, 2016

re:vermont childhood

A story about the neighborhood near our local hospital and what it's like to be a kid there. Via Rumble Strip Vermont.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016


Seeking Sanctuary in Our Own Sacred Spaces, by Parker J. Palmer, via On Being
(with a video of Carrie Newcomer's new Sanctuary, including footage of an amazing murmuration).

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

two poems

To the Light of September, by W. S. Merton via The Poetry Foundation.
This Shining Moment in the Now, by Vermont poet David Budbill via The Writer's Almanac

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Saturday, August 6, 2016

re:Khizr Khan

An NPR interview with an articulate, dear and courageous man...Khizr Khan. May he and his family find the peace they seek.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Sunday, July 31, 2016

re:bravery and listening

Seeing Injustice with Bravery, Sarah Smash via On Being.
From the article..."As individuals, we are each awake and asleep in different ways, depending on our life experiences. As a country, though, we carry every injustice together in one ancestral, social DNA. Let’s finally face them together with bravery. Let’s open our eyes in order to open our hearts. Let’s rejoice that the skeletons are marching right out of our country’s closet, with livestreaming cell phones in their hands."

How to Listen When You Disagree, via The UrbanConfessional.
From the article..."The truth is, if our love can hold space for paradox, tension, and disagreement, there's room for all types of beliefs and opinions.

Division is a choice.

Life isn't a Facebook feed.

Our love, our listening, must bring in, not edit out.

Dare to listen, dare to be quiet, dare to seek understanding; in the end, it's the people we need to love, not their opinions."

Thursday, July 21, 2016

re:stewardship and flipping the script

A walk at the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park on Tuesday reminded me of what a treasure this place truly is. From the website, "Walk through one of Vermont's most beautiful landscapes, under the shade of sugar maples and 400-year-old hemlocks, across covered bridges and alongside rambling stone walls. This is a landscape of loss, recovery, and conservation. This is a story of stewardship, of people taking care of places - sharing an enduring connection to land and a sense of hope for the future."

For details, look here

And this, via NPR this morning, a segment of Invisibilia. ..She Offered The Robber A Glass Of Wine, And That Flipped The Script. Learned a new term...noncomplementarity.