Supporting the birth of new ideas, I write on childbirth, childhood, education and social change. Much of the blog is about my process of growing and becoming; how cultivating the inner life brings creative change. Browse the blog by category for evolving perspectives on birth, mothering, teaching and learning, and using technology for social good.
written 2/28/12, only just bold enough to post: Evolution came to visit one day The baby was sleeping and out of the quiet she lurched me from my loneliness Upward and upward Until I had a new view and in that moment a grand promise was planted in my soul. But I did not know what to do For the soil in my soul was dry and could nourish no seed Yet… Read More
“Before you tell your life what you intend to do with it, listen for what it intends to do with you.” -Parker Palmer I found Parker Palmer’s To Know As We Are Known in the education library at the University of Florida in 1999. A book a published in 1983, it spoke to the very feelings I’d always held about education and what it could be, it enlivened, resonated and impacted me… Read More
I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve posted. In December, I was renovating. In January, I was updating. Renovating my kitchen and bathrooms. Updating around the house. At the perfect time, because if you know my blog, maybe you’ve sensed how a person renovates a life, updates a purpose. Patience. Rooms become spaciously open as the old gets torn down. Patience. Making way for something new, you can’t even tell… Read More
What can be more real than the sun lighting a single blade of grass And when like the blade, your own soul turns to receive the golden rays of warmth? I ask you, what can be more real? And you answer with mere trivialities, things that will not matter tomorrow. Think of the work of the spider and the honeybee. Explain to me the intricacies of a web and the making of a honeycomb. Let… Read More
I’ve learned to make friends of former foes- certainty and uncertainty Yet I still daydream uncertainties Hoping to dress them up and make them certain. I’ve learned to make friends of former foes- faith and doubt Yet I am shakeable in my trust and in my fear. That’s the way of this liquid, pliable friendship. They do not try to rid of each other. They recognize the other, thankful to have a… Read More