Month: June 2018

Living Arts Weekly: Celebrating

July 1, 2018 May we think of freedom not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.  – Peter Marshall Independence Day has always been my favorite holiday. Gathering with the whole community for the parade in the morning and then later under the stars for …

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Living Arts Weekly: Lighting

June 24, 2018 My soul is in the sky. ― William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream We are at the time of the year when we in the Northern Hemisphere celebrate the sun, with the longest of days being the Summer Solstice on June 21st.  More commonly in Europe and other parts of the world, there are …

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Living Arts Weekly: Fathering

June 17, 2018 My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. -Clarence Budington Kelland As we work to break down gender stereotypes, one finds oneself pondering the question, “Is there really a difference between mothering and fathering? Isn’t it all simply parenting?” I remember an illuminating …

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Living Arts Weekly: Traveling

June 10, 2018 School’s out, and for many of us that means family vacations. When I was a kid, our vacations mostly involved driving long distances, a forced togetherness that often induced squabbling but also created lasting memories. There is an openness and a vulnerability that accompanies leaving one’s home and familiar routines to encounter …

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Living Arts Weekly: Living

June 3, 2018 “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. – Annie Dillard The Living Arts are nourishing practices that help us meet the developmental needs of the young child. They are comprised of what LifeWays’ founder Cynthia Aldinger categorized as: practical tasks of the household like cooking, repairing, sweeping, polishing, and washing; social …

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