Maya Angelou for the soul

This morning Maya Angelou passed away at age 86. The world knows her as a poet, a novelist, an actress, and an activist who gave us words and dance and a life of invaluable teachings. She was a writer with her life, and also, a writer of…

26 of the most important things ever

These tiny 26 things I know. And that might be it. Love, 26 years of screwing up and succeeding, caring too hard and sometimes not hard enough *     *     * 1. Start each day like it’s your last day ever birthday….

25 tweets that sum up the #creationdebate

I missed the Creation Versus Evolution Debate tonight on account of the Spaghetti Factory being awesome. But I caught up on Twitter a bit later and found no shortage of commentary (#socialmedia for the win). Now I *did* actually watch listen to the 2:43:32 recording…

What I know about marriage (after 3.4 years)

I’ve written this post for no other reason than that I was recently reading Elizabeth Esther’s post What I know about marriage (after 16 years) and was inspired to tag on. Her post is far better than this one. What I know is just… what I know….

Goodbye but not forever

Happy 2014! I’m celebrating — and missing — the year behind. I wrote most of this post in my head two weeks ago from above the Tasman Sea… the beginning of a long route home, and of another new life. * If you ever get…

Two truths and a lie

Two of these stories actually happened; one happened only in my head. *     *     * One. Up front: I keep this household under control. None of that status-quo-society’s-expectations-of-who-we-should-be crap. I don’t “have to” do the dishes. I can come home late from…

The beginnings of Dreamshare

Dreams are the foundation of all hope. Dreams grow in us, fill our hearts, give us courage, and lead us into the future. Dreams make us believe in the possibilities of tomorrow. (from sharemydream.org) It’s amazing what you learn when you ask children what their…