Focus on the present

Focus on the present

Tonight, I don’t like you very much, even though you’re my son. And, I thought about not documenting it, and writing it down for posterity and the whole internet. But that would just let my anger fester more. That is exactly why I needed to write it down....
The Beauty in the Struggle

The Beauty in the Struggle

“See? It’s blue.” My eyes adjusted, and I saw what he was pointing to, a tiny blue piece of glass half buried in the sand. We stopped, as he dislodged it, and placed it in my outstretched palm. I marveled at how smooth it was, and opaque. Time and...
Be Good For Goodness Sake

Be Good For Goodness Sake

I’ve been busy. I’m not going to give you a list of all of the tasks I have accomplished as a measure of my productivity. Partly, because the thought about writing it all down exhausts me even more. The other reason is because of what I have been busy...
Before You Try to Convert Me to Your Cause…

Before You Try to Convert Me to Your Cause…

As an activist, or a parent of a child activist, I get it. You are passionate about this thing. This cause you are championing is important to you or your child. You want it to be important to me too. Here’s what I want you to know, and questions to consider...
DIY Ancestor Cards Advent

DIY Ancestor Cards Advent

This is the third version of an ancestor advent calendar I made this year for Christmas. I saved it for last, because it is my favorite version. I updated my DIY Ancestor Card Game, Goff Fish, last month when a reader let me know that the online template I used was no...

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