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Living Arts Weekly: Michaelmas Games

September 19, 2021 Michael, Michael rides on high, Collecting the stars that fall from the sky. He hammers the stars into a sword to tame The dragon below that bellows with flame. How many stars does he collect? -A jump rope verse for Michaelmas This year I am bringing the celebration of Michaelmas into the …

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Living Arts Weekly: Jumping Games

August 15, 2021 Early in the morning, at 8 o’clock, You can hear the postman knock. Up jumps Ella to open the door, One letter, two letter, three letter four. Do you remember jump roping at recess as a child? Or playing hopscotch or four-square? Red Rover or kickball? Until about eighth grade, I spent …

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Living Arts Weekly: Joyful Movement

August 8, 2021 Movement should be approached like life- with enthusiasm, joy and gratitude- for movement is life, and life is movement, and we get out of it what we put into it.” – Ron Fletcher My husband and I spent Wednesday evening skating around the local park’s hockey rink with our youngest son. Zooming …

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Living Arts Weekly: Fort Building

April 11, 2021 Each of us is carving a stone, erecting a column, or cutting a piece of stained glass in the construction of something much bigger than ourselves. – Adrienne Clarkson Did you ever build an outdoor fort or tree house when you were little? Or a blanket-and-sheet fort indoors? I’ve been wondering about …

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