2014, A Year of Listening

I like shoveling snow when no one else is stirring, except the snow plow coming up the highway. Everything is muffled, except the scrapping of the shovel against asphalt, worked out in a rhythm that mirrors the movement of arms, feet, lungs. I am hoping not to fuel up the snow blower this year, but … Continue reading 2014, A Year of Listening

Evaluate

I am not running and I am not hiding. Those words just popped into my head yesterday morning (June 27).  They were distinct, memorable, and puzzling. I began this year with my three well-chosen words: prepare, practice, and evaluate. (More details are in my blog entry, Three Words 2013.)  However, they have been out of my … Continue reading Evaluate

Three Words 2013: prepare, practice, evaluate

"What three words will help you in 2013?"  That was the last sentence of the last post of 2012.  I planned to write this post a month ago.  I had my three words.  But I also had doubt, the kind of doubt that sabotages movement. "I believe in the power of words.  Each year I choose three … Continue reading Three Words 2013: prepare, practice, evaluate

Three words 2012

I believe in the power of words.  Each year I choose three words to shape and focus my time, space, and energy.  They usually arrive in my brain sometime between Thanksgiving and the New Year.  I am grateful when they appear early, because I can roll them around and get comfortable with them. Last year … Continue reading Three words 2012