Summer's End

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Keeping things quiet over here as summer comes to a close and the days start filling up with work, commutes, walks, weddings, and an impending move. The changing of the seasons is an opportunity to begin again, and for that I'm grateful.

Down By the Bay

Friday, August 22, 2014

Hello, sun in my face. Hello, you who made the morning and spread it over the fields and into the faces of the tulips and the nodding morning glories, and into the windows of, even, the miserable and the crotchety –

best preacher that ever was, dear star, that just happens to be where you are in the universe to keep us from ever-darkness, to ease us with warm touching, to hold us in the great hands of light – good morning, good morning, good morning.

Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness.

-Mary Oliver

Friday Film

As an ex-pool rat, beach bum, and redhead, this video was extremely difficult for me to watch. I've had countless sunburns in my life and have freckles in the most obscure places from my toes and elbows to my eyelids and ears. In the past few years, I've taken great measures to protect my skin. This video reaffirms, in a scary kind of way, the importance of sunscreen.

How to Live a Compassionate Life

Thursday, August 21, 2014

August Vaca

Friday, August 15, 2014

Off to my cousin's wedding in DC! Then we're all making our way up to the beach. Can't wait to be back on the Delaware Bay surrounded by cousins, babies, grandparents, and aunts. See you here later next week!

Happy (Belated) Birthday, Wendell Berry!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Just came across this fantastic interview which was published last week on Wendell Berry's 80th birthday. His work, words, and wisdom remain timeless and so very important.

New Music Tuesdays

Wilco frontman, Jeff Tweedy, started a band with his 18 year old son, Spencer. Album's due out September 23rd.

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