This week’s photo challenge: “This week, show us a moment in time that holds meaning for you….Evanescent can be any fleeting moment in time.” * My son, always tall for his age, is now, at 10, almost able to look me straight in the eye. And I’m 5’6, so I’m really not that short! This […]Read More Weekly Photo Challenge: EVANESCENT
I’ve been interested for quite some time now in both the idea and practice of mindfulness. (You can see that interest sprinkled all over this blog!) Mindfulness – the need for it, the attempts to develop it, the changes it brings when I manage to be effective with the practice of it – touches every aspect of […]Read More Mindfulness & Me
I’m reading WAY too much political news lately on Twitter. It’s like an accident you drive by: you don’t really want to look…it doesn’t make you feel good to look…but yet, you just can’t help it. But it’s actually worse than that. The state of affairs is such that I have the feeling that I […]Read More Mitigating “Trump Fatigue Syndrome”
I took the below shot of my dog a few weeks ago. She was barking loudly at something (another dog? a person who dared to walk past the window? the sound of a door shutting down the apartment corridor? a cheeky squirrel? all of the above???), and wasn’t feeling too much like listening to me […]Read More Monday Face
I love the delicate new leaves of springtime – looking at them, photographing them. (And the contrast here between the mature branch and the new growth seemed like a good contribution to Tuesdays of Texture, too!) My son asked me to take this shot particularly because he noticed that this little baby branch with its […]Read More Tuesdays of Texture: May 9, 2017
To be honest, I’m not particularly into – or even really much interested – in astrology. I used to not-infrequently read my daily horoscope, back in the day – but that was in the course of reading newspapers. The horoscope page was always just there, and so I read it! But I don’t, hardly ever, […]Read More Keeping My Mind Open!
I’ve been finding myself counseling my kids lately on issues that I’M still actively working on myself – which is incredibly challenging. In my son’s case, it’s recently been about making friends (something that used to be much easier and more natural for me, but that I find really difficult these days). In my daughter’s, […]Read More Parenting to the Sounds of Maria Taylor