Spreading the Light #6

Bob and I chose many years ago not to get caught up in the frenzy of the holidays. We celebrate a quiet, spiritual Christmas. That doesn’t mean we don’t have fun, we simply try not to get drawn into the excesses of the season. Several years ago I began what I call A Season ofContinue reading “Spreading the Light #6”

National Day of Listening

“The first duty of love is to listen.” — Paul Tillich Story Corp. began the National Day of LIstening on the day after Thanksgiving in 2008 as a non-commercial alternative to Black Friday Shopping.  We all need a reminder that life is not about how many things we collect, but about the relationships we build. Continue reading “National Day of Listening”

Earth, Teach Me

  “Earth teach me quiet ~ as the grasses are still with new light. Earth teach me suffering ~ as old stones suffer with memory. Earth teach me humility ~ as blossoms are humble with beginning. Earth teach me caring ~ as mothers nurture their young. Earth teach me courage ~ as the tree thatContinue reading “Earth, Teach Me”

Life is a Balancing Act

I have learned in my own life that achieving physical, mental and spiritual balance is possible but not a once and for all kind of thing.  It is more like walking a balance beam. If you watch a gymnast you will notice she makes subtle shifts in balance to stay on the beam.  So itContinue reading “Life is a Balancing Act”

What’s Fall Without Vegetable Carving?

What would Fall be without fruit and vegetable carving?  I know you’re thinking Jack-O-Lanterns, but what about carved watermelons or pineapples?  I doubt you’ve seen anything like these.  Please follow the links to see some beautiful pictures (there are a few magnificent  Jack-O-Lanterns included) and don’t forget to bookmark us before you go. Fruitcarving.com Weburbanist.com Telegraph.co.ukContinue reading “What’s Fall Without Vegetable Carving?”