October 2016

1553 was a Rough Year to be an Original Thinker.

In case you find the chunk of history I am considering today tedious – I’m writing this mostly for me. If I don’t write stuff like this, I tend to forget how the events fit together. Since I was a senior in high school, I’ve been interested in history - possibly because my brother was in Vietnam that year, and I was so intensely aware that I was living in it.

Two things happened in 1453 and two guys were born in 1509 and I think we are still dealing with what happened then that’s not done yet.

Mindful Chicken 10/3/2016

Chicken photo by Kathryn Rouse

Mindful? Thinking about what we do around here to be responsible to the world and to ourselves.
Chicken? Cheep, Cheep, Cheap!

1. You know the saying. One’s greatest strengths are generally also one’s greatest weaknesses. One of the things my strong imagination does for me is that when I’m in the car by myself, I am easily inspired by the thought of snacks. (I call this my Inner Beagle.) Peanut M&M’s, Rice Krispie bars, French fries dipped in a chocolate shake.