Austerity

When the landscape around me gets austere with the death that Winter brings, all I want to do is layer texture and life into my clothes.

November Swish

It’s that time, for another swish book. This one decidedly swings towards the reflective and melancholy as the Fall ends and Winter begins to take hold.

Better or Worse?

Watching a short video about social media, the question the speaker asked was, “when people come to your page, do they feel better or worse?” He was talking about the constant push of ads, and the consumerism mentality.

Boredom and Nature

“The special kind of boredom from which modern urban populations suffer is intimately bound up with their separation from the life of Earth.” Bertrand Russell

August Swishbook

This month’s swishbook has trips, water, and lots of ruffles!

Taylor Swift and the Super Hero Mom

She’s eight. She’s out of those years where memories impact us profoundly, but we don’t remember them. She’s in that stage now where memories are real and become part of our remembered history. 

Quantity

Everyone seems to care about numbers these days: how many likes did this get? How many followers do I have? How many new followers did I get? How many does she have? 

N’awlins – Tree of Life

So here’s where the stories really begin.

Get In There and Clean it Up

But no one else can clean the messes that we’ve made in our own lives and relationships. We have to be willing to get in there, without hating the garbage, without blaming ourselves or the other, and simply clean.” – Zen and the Art of Falling in Love.

Massive Deficit

I find myself needing to slow down. Looking back – isn’t hindsight great? –

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