Windswept Garden

Living Library

  It's a sickness, this gnawing desire to learn keep learning  keep learning  keep learning keep doing   keep finding  keep searching No more school  no more other people's ideas other people's thoughts  other people's shoulds There is an accredited university in my brain Professors of experience  of what I've seen of what I've done  of … Continue reading Living Library

Right-on-Time Message from SweetBaby

How to Start Your Husband’s Day Right

Sometimes, and always unexpectedly, I bring fits of laughter to my husband.  I call him SweetBaby - at least I used to.  In three days we'll have been married 30 years.  The pet names don't flow as quickly as they used to.  I need to get back to that.  Besides, SweetBaby is a cool name, … Continue reading How to Start Your Husband’s Day Right

Reflection

Parallel Lives (The Long Intro)

I have started this blog 50 different ways in the few hours it has existed.  After all, when you've been playing hide and seek for four decades and everybody forgot you were playing and no one came to find you, how exactly do you show yourself? Do you tear off all your clothes, kick the … Continue reading Parallel Lives (The Long Intro)

Rendered Wordless

Rendered Wordless

Everyone who knows or has ever met me, knows that being wordless is not one of my many problems.  I always have a lot to say.  The less I know on a subject, the more I'm apt to opine on it because I tend to think as a I live - out loud.  Oftentimes I … Continue reading Rendered Wordless

Don't Focus

Don’t Focus (or In Praise of the Niche-Less Blog)

One of the quotes on my outgoing email is this one from Francis Ford Coppola: "Parents always say focus on something. Don’t focus. Do all the things you love and someday it will come together and you will see what you are. And the things that you did ... will all be relevant." When I … Continue reading Don’t Focus (or In Praise of the Niche-Less Blog)