Category Archives: Happiness-es

Patchwork highway

Last night, Madi and I bounced along a cobbley mix of dirt and gravel; brick boulevards, pristine asphalt, and county roads who’s use-by dates were probably 20 years ago. Asphalt patches, concrete stop-gaps, and -in many places – a milled … Continue reading

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Slowing down as a Sign of Life

This morning I tackled a small…mound of dishes and felt it. Yesterday, while sorting out my banking and budget, while working, and listening – I felt it. It is the too familiar: not good enough you’re a jerk you’ll never … Continue reading

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So quiet it was loud: Signs of life

It was so quiet at the cabins we’d rented so quiet that after sitting still for twenty minutes the croaking of the bullfrog’s sunrise song the swish of the snakes in the lake wind through trees and warming waking insect … Continue reading

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All the Feels: Signs of life

Spring is moving in to the Flint Hills. The prairies are thawing a bit. On my way to yoga yesterday, I noticed the yellow  forsythia bushes, purple red bud trees, and the white of what I think are crabapple trees. … Continue reading

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A few goals for Winter 2015

  Last summer, I made a list of what adventures and tasks I wanted to accomplish while the weather was warm. Believe it or not, by Fall’s end, the list was mostly checked “done.” It felt good to see the … Continue reading

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Snowscape (a love letter)

Last night – after Christmas carols and merry faces receded into sleep – snow fell. And fell. And fell. I love it. Snow makes me so ridiculously happy that sometimes I wonder if it contains something akin to crack for … Continue reading

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Anonymous

  Some days, anonymity is sweet. Parents get this; healthy parents. With kids on stage, on field, out front, pressing forward, these parents allow all of the applause to rest on the kid and do not reach for one ray of spotlight. … Continue reading

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