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The beginning of something

 Ralph Waldo Emerson said “The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” There are many things I do not know.  I do know that in a few weeks a cold and scared human fleeing to the mountains from Syria will be handed…

Family Council in Ritchie’s Words

“I don’t blog nor do I write (heck I can hardly read for that matter) so consider this important.  Our family has been working on getting back to it’s A game for a little while now, and I think we are about there (minus…

Rx: Meaning

Over the past few years, Ritchie and I have visited with a few of the best fertility doctors in the city.  We wanted to have some closure around our miscarriage and we wanted to explore our options for moving our family into the future. …

Violin Tidbit

My daughter Jessica takes violin lessons from a skilled Suzuki teacher.  The methodology originated in Japan and it is especially useful for teaching music to young children because it initially focuses more on ear training and muscle memory than note reading.  It’s a beautiful…

Growing Through Cycles

Where are you at in your cycles?  Personal stubbornness and fast-paced, push-through-it culture often distract me from seeing myself as a cyclical being.  Because I live in the south, it’s easy to blend seasons together and feel like it’s perennially summer.   With electricity,…

A re-introduction

These past nine months have been a ride.  I think it’s what my parents would call an E-ticket, the kind of ride you wait in long lines for and surrender tremendous value in order to experience.  As I’ve tried to patiently work with this…

The work of childhood

I’ve been thinking about the immense quantities of time that I sink into my relationships and how many of my precious minutes find themselves spent building connections with other people, especially the two darlings that live here in my home.   Oftentimes in conversations that tend…

Regarding Relationships

Our relationships, especially the ones that have the power to affect us at our very cores, can elevate us to beautiful views of love, loyalty, sincerity and compassion and also send us crashing into the depths of self-doubt, loneliness and despair; and sometimes we…

Quiet Time

I’m going to be honest, we have no idea what we’re doing over here with this puppy.  So we waived the white flag and had a puppy education class with a local “canine behavior solutions expert.”  After watching us interact with our puppy over…