Posts tagged "children"
Music Is Good for the Soul

Music Is Good for the Soul

Music is good for the soul, the spirit, our health.  This we know.  Even Plato said as much!  And here’s Leonard Bernstein’s take on music:  “Music, of all the arts, stands in a special region, unlit by any star but its own, and utterly without meaning … except its own.”  Recently I had occasion to...
Hono(u)r Your Mother, Empower Another!

Hono(u)r Your Mother, Empower Another!

This is a special week for me, and for many of you too — Sunday is Mother’s Day, and on Wednesday and Thursday, Mike and I have our birthdays.  For me it’s a big one, Seven Oh :-), and I’ve been celebrating it for months now!   Another piece is that when I was born, 70...

Fathers

Today is my dad’s birthday.  He would have been 97.  He died when he was 61. (My mom told me she said, to herself, over and over, after becoming a widow at 59, “61 is just too young.” My dad died of a heart attack while visiting friends at their ranch, miles and miles from...

Magnificent Arches

Traveling with young children opens my eyes in a wonderful way. The pace we walk is sometimes quick, when there’s ground to cover, or a Ranger talk to get to.  But often we have no schedule, and we all stop and look for lizards, listen to the bird song, marvel at the tracks in the...

Children — Oh, the children!

We have just enjoyed a number of family visits — reunions with far flung children and grandchildren, home visits with closer groups. The time together puts me in mind of the numerous ways that children influence and shape our lives. What are the ways you have found children to be formative, possibly transformative, in your...