A Year of Listening: Week 23

What it comes to is that anybody can win with the best horse. What makes you good is if you can take the second- or third- best horse and win. -- Vicky Aragon These few words evoke great connections for me: my daughter loving an odd little horse, my Grandma Alice combining the remains of Sunday … Continue reading A Year of Listening: Week 23

A Year of Listening: Week 22

The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them. -- Albert Einstein My third year of full-time self-employment begins this week. I have a good week of work ahead of me: a summer shawl, a painted wrap and an apron to finish, next steps … Continue reading A Year of Listening: Week 22

A Year of Listening:Week 21

A paradox is only the truth standing on its head to attract attention. -- G. K. Chesterton Paradox evokes larger perspective thinking in me. Memorial Day was once observed on the last day of May. Now it is celebrated the last Monday in May, creating a holiday weekend. The local ceremony to honor veterans was … Continue reading A Year of Listening:Week 21

A Year of Listening: Week 20

I believe that we are offered up opportunities to practice and rewrite the places in our souls where we have not best served ourselves. -- Norma Colman Yes, I am quoting myself this morning. This was written a decade ago and I rediscovered the words this winter. My sister, Beth Nyland, and I discussed Sabbath … Continue reading A Year of Listening: Week 20

A Year of Listening: Week 16

Always stay in your own movie.           --Ken Kesey I discovered Kesey as a young adult.  He can still create in me an odd exuberance. It is Easter Monday.  Empty tomb.  I am grabbing those big scissors, cutting fabric, and creating a good scene for my movie. What are you doing today?  Are there any "alleluia"s in your … Continue reading A Year of Listening: Week 16