Monday, January 26, 2015

Quotations for Health and Sanity: The Dalai Lama (XIV), on The Most Important Days of the Year

Quotations for Health and Sanity

His Holiness, the Dalai Lama (XIV), on the Most Important Days of the Year

"There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called Yesterday and the other is called Tomorrow. Today is the right day to Love, Believe, Do and mostly Live."

Friday, January 23, 2015

Monday, January 19, 2015

Quotations for Health and Sanity: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on The Bright Daybreak

Quotations for Health and Sanity

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on The Bright Daybreak

"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word."

Friday, January 16, 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015


I am an introvert and a homebody. There are few things I love better than snuggling in to my home with my family. It usually takes me three weeks or more before I feel a need to venture forth into something like civilization for anything resembling extra-familial society. Which does not at all mean that I'm not doing things, even having adventures. It's just that I really like my adventures to take place in the backyard whenever possible. It's right there and so convenient!

Since beginning my school break three weeks ago, I have been absolutely basking in the warm glow of not having to go out into the world (with the exception of my own lovely, small birthday party of close friends). I've been puttering around and it's been great. I've read eight books (seven of which are required for my upcoming semester-- only four more to go with one week of break left). I've repotted plants! We've hung pictures that we've been meaning to hang for months/years! The kids cleaned their rooms! We have spent countless hours playing board and card games in front of the fire. We watched old movie musicals together. We've made art and played music and talked about science and nature and literature and history. We've been skiing and ice skating and sledding and walking around the natural areas near our house. We've had lovely holidays and wonderful feasts and fabulous birthdays.

Good times.

With Aunt Susie, ready for stargazing and comet-spotting

The kids have gone back to school and Aunt Susie has returned to her own home. It's starting to feel very quiet around here indeed.

I think I'm ready to start looking for my next adventure.

Friday, January 9, 2015