Monthly Archives: December 2013

Hosting Christmas Eve

A happy family is but an earlier heaven. ~George Bernard Shaw We’re hosting Christmas Eve at our house this year… Most of our family lives within an hour of us, and about 15-20 of them will be arriving this afternoon. We’re doing some last minute tidying up, preparing the food and generally running around in […]

Be Bold.

Endings And Beginnings.

Ends are not bad things, they just mean that something else is about to begin. And there are many things that don’t really end, anyway, they just begin again in a new way. Ends are not bad and many ends aren’t really an ending; some things are never-ending.~C. JoyBell C. Our path in life Doug […]

Look Inward.

We Enjoyed The Shortest Day Of The Year.

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. ~ John Burroughs Saturday, the shortest day of the year shined bright and warm… Quality overcoming quantity. I […]

In Honor Of The Longest Night Of The Year…

Longest Night Of The Year.

After winter comes the summer. After night comes the  dawn. And after every storm, there comes clear, open skies. ~ Samuel Rutherford Doug heard me talking about the Winter Solstice yesterday- The longest night of the year. He was acting a little strange at bedtime, but Doug is a strange monkey, and I didn’t give […]

Many Candles, One Light.

New Trees To Climb

A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him. Soren Kierkegaard Moving on from here Doug and I have turned inward these past few weeks- We’ve been focusing less on finding our path […]

On Going Home.