All around we see 'evidence' that people can't share. Many pundits and politicians would have us believe this. It's a false belief that allows us to be divided and conquered, surrendering our nature to be sovereign caretakers of Earth.Read More
Just sat down to write, after a day of potting up plants and doing the books and the inventory and the laundry. I listen for sounds on our quiet road. I hear our truck 'round the bend bringing Jared and Beren home. Bye.
Is it in the air? The water? The planets' alignment? Who knows, but I have been having meaningful and real communication with people.
Last night we went for a peaceful walk in Frenchtown after the treaty signing (Read here about the Rising Nation River Journey). It seems hours later a corner in quiet town was in flames.
Many of our small communities in this area are served by regional first responders, including volunteer fire fighters. Thank you. Thank you to everyone who is helping out.
Jared and I were doing some long term planning tonight. In the office. Door closed. Beren was reading comics.
As we planned, I was remembering back to simpler days. No house. Just us. Two vehicles both dependably in disrepair. Simpler. I guess.Read More
Jared and I exchanged text messages - I encouraged Jared to enjoy the show and not worry about us (as best as a flip-phoner can text). I knew he'd be respectfully half-distracted as he wondered how we were doing. Navigating "taking turns" and remaining fair in family life is a big thing for us. I wanted to let him know I was happy, and especially happy if he was happy.Read More
I took a break. It felt good. We went on a trip. It was good. The days before leaving were hell. Preparing packing battening down the hatches of a native plant nursery and other self-employment related items. Hell. Hellish.Read More
Child of the 80s, that's what I am. I did half of the 70s, and then the 80s took me right up to the teen years. So, forgive me when I hum certain lyrics in certain situations.
I would certainly rather have some sage Buddhist wisdom come first.Read More
Get over it, because you're an adult here, kiddo. Get over it because if you don't you'll give yourself wrinkles, young lady getting older. Get over it because you may die of a stress-related disease and leave your family behind. We'll all be wringing our hands, even me in my coffin! If only you got over it! You wouldn't be dead! You'd have had perfect posture! You wouldn't have worried your bones to death!Read More
I coach him about how to hold the camera. "If you hold the camera that way, my body will look distorted. I have a wide angle lens!" Nobody likes being coached. Nobody likes to look distorted.Read More
A little time to sneak in some writing. Been patchy. The heat slows me down, and for good reason. Things take twice as long, standing in the heat with the sun baking my head.
I am glad to be my own boss. It's hot, I think, time to knock off. The weather is also my boss. Rain's coming tomorrow, I think, good day to plant. My mind, my hands, too slow in the heat. It doesn't get done.
That's it. Time to quit. Something else calls me. The life of a self-employed mother. See ya.
then please hold a space, say a prayer, or however you do it... for all the smallest people in the world.
I finally finished this one. It went quickly after I got used to the conversational tone. The book is packed with vintage print ads for pads, tampons, douches, hysteria treatments, etc. They range from quaint to charming to alarming.Read More
I know women are supposed to be good at multi-tasking. I know that I like to do well and be well. Except, I would like to fail at multi-tasking, just so I can be right here with nothing much else to do.Read More