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What Must I Change? – Blog 190

“Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.” – Henry Ford… 1,663 more words


Spider Medicine

By Trina Otero

I drove by my favorite forested area for a few minutes to spend silence and connect in nature and to express my gratitude for the unfolding of current events. 1,122 more words

Parenting Victory #217: White Shoes Are For Suckers

This past week I gave in to Naomi’s latest middle school fashion must-have: Converse All-Stars. She had her heart set on white ones (because that’s what all the other kids have) but we thought this was a really bad idea since they would quickly get dirty (plus they feature a red stripe on the rubber that would totally clash with everything, right?). 179 more words


how this only prevents the lonelies

I remember as a child, sitting in the room of our little basement rancher playing paper dolls for hours on end.   My parents would be doing their thing. 502 more words


Dear 16 year old Jordan

Dear Jordan,

Oh, bless your heart. All of those times mom said, “Mom is always right” you should have listened. What can I tell you that you don’t think you know already? 797 more words


Spring Resolutions

(Image: Allegory of Spring by Botticelli, taken from Uffizi.org)

The other day, I heard a song bird outside my window. I stopped for a moment, sat on my bed, closed my eyes, and listened. 676 more words