Tag Archives: Creativity

Birds really do migrate by airplane … sometimes

Last week, in the midst of this record-breaking cold snap (in a region that thought it was used to cold snaps), my husband looked out the winter and exclaimed that Robby Robin had forgotten to go south with his family … Continue reading

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Reflections from a week of doing nothing

The title of this post may sound like I have started getting serious about meditation and am about to reveal some intriguing beginner’s insights. Sorry, but not even close. I have spent the first week of the New Year doing … Continue reading

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Things I’ll do differently when I’m old: an alternative view

You’ll forgive me for perhaps overreacting to Steven Petrow’s recent New York Times article “What I’ll Do Differently When I’m Old”; his observations struck more of a nerve than a chord. Hey, that’s me he’s talking about! I reread his … Continue reading

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Why are straightforward projects seldom straightforward?

My last quilting project of 2017 isn’t quilted after all. And it is significantly smaller than the three quilts I made for our grandsons this year. But although it isn’t quilted … and it isn’t very big, the effort required … Continue reading

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Great news: not being a morning person doesn’t mean you’re lazy after all

Confession right up front: I have never been a morning person. Never, ever. I have managed to be reasonably responsible and fairly successful despite this flaw, but there has never been a time when I have not believed that if … Continue reading

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Diversity and inclusion in books for kids: it needs to be on the radar screen

We’ve become a lot more diverse as a population in one generation in most parts of North America, and far more so in two generations. Speaking as a representative of the grandparent generation, when I was young, outside of big … Continue reading

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Why write? Why blog?

This blog post was motivated by a post from a fellow blogger, DM, who asked so many questions in a recent post that my reply was too long to be typed into the usual comment box. This blogger – Iowan, farmer, … Continue reading

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