a garage with a message

The only times I’ve ever seen a big word painted on a garage door, it's been in the form of unwelcome graffiti. So, when I came upon this garage door,…

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words matter

“I’m a firm believer that language and how we use language determines how we act, and how we act then determines our lives and other people’s lives.”— Ntozake Shange Words…

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shoes off

Since moving to California a few years ago, my entire home has been on ground level and, when I’m at home, I am almost always barefoot. After years of living…

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do you hear that?

“To be a smart person in Wiradjuri is to sit down & listen.”— Jonathan Jones In the Wiradjuri language, one of the many Aboriginal languages in Australia, the word “wudhadhuray”…

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the comfort of the familiar

In a year with so much strangeness and newness and upheaval, the sight of something familiar can be a comfort. I've got my eye out for pumpkins. What about you?

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a needed reminder

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”– Helen Keller Whether I'm reading the news, worrying about loved ones, smelling nearby fires,…

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no deprivation here

In mid-June, I tried something I’d never done before — a sensory deprivation tank. The version I went to is basically a very small room, just big enough to lie…

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a new approach to fishing

"You can give a man a fish and THEN teach him to fish, you know. And it's a lot easier to learn how to fish when you're not starving.”– Lore…

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