School: Our Multi-Generational Struggle

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” -Margaret Mead...more

Children are People Too

Every Sunday I share a bloom – a small idea of how to improve our world.Tend the garden of humanity with me by blogging with your own idea on any Sunday.If you do, feel free to pingback here so we can keep the conversation going....more

Travel via the Internet

I haven’t been able to travel much during my lifetime, so even the shortest journeys are cherished. Existing in a new place offers intrigue and anonymity beyond anything we can experience in our own neighborhoods. A trip is a temporary redefinition of self – of habits and routines, of interactions and hobbies, of views and thoughts. Shift your vantage point and the whole world morphs around you....more

Shopping Conscientiously

Every Sunday I share a bloom – a small idea of how to improve our world.Tend the garden of humanity with me by blogging with your own idea on any Sunday.If you do, feel free to pingback here so we can keep the conversation going.This Week’s Bloom: Shop Conscientiously...more

Living in the Moment, One Bite at a Time

I have been trying to live in the moment, if you’ll forgive the cliché. I’ve been attempting to be more mindful for some time now. I’m getting better at it, but it is (ironically) slow going. I’ve focused on two things recently that have had an interesting impact: eating and meditation....more

Ageism, Politics, the News, and YouTube

Almost one year ago, I published a post about ageism as it relates to politics. A week and a half ago, I was reminded how this issue is evolving and how far we still have to go. On January 22nd, President Obama gave his State of the Union address for the year. Most media and social outlets thought it was a good speech, agree with the content or not....more

On Squirting

This is about to get adult. Back away if you are uncomfortable. However, if you are female or are sexually attracted to anyone that has typically female anatomy, I hope you’ll stick around and listen up....more

What Story Are You Reading To Your Child?

Stories surround us every single day. Humans have been telling them since we first put smashed berry juice to cave walls. The stories we tell aren't confined to firesides or a lone writer with pen and paper in hand. They never have been. They swirl around us, so many times too fast properly hear. One swirls within us, narrating our thoughts and emotions, telling the passage of our life. “After nourishment, shelter, and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” ―Philip Pullman ...more
We read lots and lots of stories in my house :)more