[Quiet Thoughts] Preview of the Pattern

Photo: Ursa Major’s map of the world, made during his study of Ghana for the past month of so. I am not sure who did the writing here (that’s not his handwriting), but it’s one of the rare things I’ve seen him fully and lovingly complete at school. It’s not to say I haven’t seen…

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The Mystery of it All

This Northern Life often brings me full circle. When it happens, I just have to stop and take notice.

[Quiet Thoughts] Of Having It All

God don’t give you everything. But if you’re lucky, you can have a whole lot and have no need for trying to have “it all.” Because we can’t have it all. But we might, if we’re lucky, have enough.

There and Back Again

Got to have a little down-time with a trip to Maryland for Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival.

[Quiet Thoughts] The Chase Continues

Photo: More Nora Valdez. I’m so delighted by her art. New Englanders are complaining about the rain, but I actually don’t have a problem with it. The raindrops means I get to enjoy all the green without much itchy-eye or non-stop sneezing. “I’m going to build an ark!” The safety-officer told me yesterday morning in…

History Lessons

When the boys asked me a question about the Invincible Hammer in Toad’s Treasure Tracker, well… a little spontaneous history lesson had to happen.