beautiful simplicity in everyday moments



another brick in the wall . . .

Speechless.  I.  am.  The DC Drama is becoming more darkly entertaining by the moment.  Key characters must be rich, narrow-minded, and ethically-compromised to be cast in this Emmy-winning thriller.

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live from new york!

What a weekend in pop culture entertainment!  So much to write about and so little time . . SNL or the SuperBowl . . !

One of my favorites from the weekend was the SNL skit with Melissa McCarthy cast as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, holding a press conference. Continue reading “live from new york!”

the moral stages of resistance

When considering the current political landscape in the United States, a discussion of Psychologist Lawrence Kohlberg’s Six Stages of Moral Reasoning is particularly relevant.  Have you heard of it?  This theory identifies six different ways individuals make decisions and what influences that decision-making.  The idea is that the higher up one is on the stages, the more advanced their approach to ethical decision-making and working for the greater good.

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Stop the Bus, Sing!

Grace Potter stopped the bus on a breezy Maine July Saturday evening.  Lawn chairs set in the green behind the dance area, bleachers arranged on one side of the stage, and people were everywhere. Everywhere!   Continue reading “Stop the Bus, Sing!”

once upon an inspired dinner

The garden is ripening and the bounty has begun.  Walking outside to harvest a few vegetables for dinner is inspiring for me as a gardener.  Getting back into gardening this year has been a experiment full of fun successes and try-again-next-year resolutions.  Continue reading “once upon an inspired dinner”

the old man and the sea

When I was in college, I enjoyed reading Ernest Hemingway and was intrigued by his book For Whom the Bell Tolls.  Looking back, I tried to put my finger on what was so appealing about his work, and what comes to mind is its simplicity, matter-of-fact nature and unapologetic style. Continue reading “the old man and the sea”

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