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Our Power to Attach and Release

The above car is my dad’s, and he’s having a hard time letting go of her, despite not really driving this former beauty since I was a teenager.  Now this rusty impersonator of a bygone era goes into storage at Arnold’s Antiques and Collectibles around November and comes out again in April.   Coincidentally this… Continue reading Our Power to Attach and Release

"No Child Left Inside" · Conversations with Kids · Family life · Growing Up New Hampshire · Nature-Based Learning · True North

Thank you Earth for the Lessons You Teach Us Every Day, Not Just on Earth Day

There is an old Native American proverb which reads: “We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” Chief Seattle stated long ago: “The Earth does not belong to us.  We belong to the Earth.” The poet Khalil Gibran writes: “And forget not that the earth delights to feel… Continue reading Thank you Earth for the Lessons You Teach Us Every Day, Not Just on Earth Day

Education · Family life · Growing Up New Hampshire · True North

A Different Kind of ‘Dear John’ Letter

Dear John, I’ve changed your name to protect your interests in case you were not ready for the entire world to know something so private and difficult to discuss even at home.  Thank you for sharing with me, a woman you just met while visiting your school as a guest author.   The time you spent… Continue reading A Different Kind of ‘Dear John’ Letter

Books · True North

My Gift for You Today: Non-Election- Related Light Reading

November is National Novel Writing Month– who knew?  So, I find it apropos that this month is the one year anniversary of True North having arrived on my doorstep in ACTUAL book form courtesy of our fabulous UPS man, Ted Russell, and AuthorHouse Publishing.  Four times of year, I receive a report from their marketing… Continue reading My Gift for You Today: Non-Election- Related Light Reading

Family life · Growing Up New Hampshire · True North

The Holy Trinity: God, Mother Nature, and Patrick Swayze

Greta, age 5, has put together in her brain that babies are made by God and Mother Nature, and they grow in moms’ bellies across the universe.  Totally makes sense.    I am comfortable with her believing this for the time being.  Carver does not yet care where babies come from, unless they are baby… Continue reading The Holy Trinity: God, Mother Nature, and Patrick Swayze