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Freedom: Friend or Foe?

Freedom: Friend or Foe?

No limits, or constraints.  No strictures or structures, right?  To be able to do or be whatever you choose?   When I first started writing, “fiend or foe” came out :-). While that really isn’t what I mean, and despite the Freudian typo slip, it is true that I have a perplexing, unclear relationship to...
World Oceans Day: How I Do Love Oceans!

World Oceans Day: How I Do Love Oceans!

How I do love the ocean!  World Oceans Day seemed a perfect time to remember and appreciate my deep, early, nourishing, ongoing, and rich love and experiences of the ocean.  One of my most precious memories is when, as a very young kiddo, my dad took me “out past the breakers,” the white breaking part of...
Joy and Discovery!

Joy and Discovery!

Joy and Discovery!  What a combination, eh?  I am about to take off on my annual bike trip with my daughter.  It will be our 5th, and the weather looks good.  For the first time, we will leave the rain gear behind, and this year we are hoping that the heat doesn’t sideline us!  I’m...
Taking an Awe Walk

Taking an Awe Walk

Taking an Awe Walk.  What does this mean? At my music lesson, after an initial bit of crunchiness*,  Stephen and I followed the symphonic score of Beethoven’s 7th Symphony, the 3rd movement.  What an incredible composition this is!  It’s always been one of my faves.  To follow the full score, feeling in to the complexity, noticing the dynamics, tracking...
Moomin Messages

Moomin Messages

Moomin messages have transformed my life and my relationship in sweet and significant ways.  How so? Recently a friend introduced us to the writings of Tove Jannson, a Swedish speaking Finnish novelist, whose children’s books about Moominland, and its characters are treasured far and wide, but were unknown to me until a few months ago. Several...