Tag Archives: selfhood

My New Book is Out!

A poetry collection rooted in nature, family, and stubbornly hopeful ideals. Continue reading

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No Parrots Here

Parenting would be easier if kids parroted our interests, but that would be indoctrination instead of exploration. Continue reading

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We Need Hidden Worlds

Why we need small, cozy, and hidden places. Continue reading

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Politeness Recovery In Progress

Politeness is the dodo bird of our times. No one is quite sure what killed off civility but it’s obvious that two-year-olds aren’t growing out of tantrums or a sense of entitlement. Instead they just get bigger, becoming toddler adults. Continue reading

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Why You Care About (insert celebrity here)

I am intrigued about the way technology intersects with the unspoken essence of loving connection. It leads me to a potentially crackpot theory…. Continue reading

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How To Grant Wishes

Wishes do come true. Here’s a process to make your dreams and the dreams of others become possible. Continue reading

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Talking During Recess

If those babies hadn’t died, my parents would never have had my sister or brother or me. Their deaths felt like a burden and a gift. Continue reading

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What’s The Perfect Age?

What age do parents have in mind as they groom their kids for success? What age do kids have in mind as they imagine growing up? What age do older adults have in mind as they try to look and act younger? Continue reading

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Do Childhood Books Shape Us?

We make certain stories a part of ourselves. What story is in you? Continue reading

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Engage The Window Box Effect

What reverses urban decay can work in your life too. Really. Continue reading

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