Month: January 2019

Living Arts Weekly: Hoping

January 27, 2019 Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.  – Desmond Tutu Parenting, teaching, and caregiving are vocations that require the long view, with love at the core. Once upon a time, my eldest son went to a new school for first grade. He had just …

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Living Arts Weekly: Sustaining

January 20, 2019 Then you would read a Sustaining Book, such as would help and comfort a Wedged Bear in Great Tightness  — A.A Milne, Winnie the Pooh   At an estate sale in a dusty attic, I sorted through a pile of old books. I just love old books. The practicality of a Kindle …

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Living Arts Weekly: Cocooning

January 13, 2019 “The cliches of a culture sometimes tell the deepest truths.” – Faith Popcorn, the trend forecaster who coined the term “cocooning” in 1981 This time of year right after the winter holidays, while darkness is still upon us in the Northern Hemisphere, my tendency is to hunker down.  Judging from all the …

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Living Arts Weekly: Illuminating

January 6, 2019 Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.   – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Happy Three Kings’ Day!  Today, we have a special guest post by Eileen Foley from Little Acorn Learning: Eileen writes: “The Epiphany celebrated on January 6th …

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Living Arts Weekly: Protection

January 5, 2019 History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children   – Nelson Mandela It is no secret that our children are in need of protection from many forces today. Perhaps you have or have not heard the buzz about 5G technology and the potential impact on health.  …

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