Cycling home tonight on the last day of the year, I was thinking about the year (and the decade!). I am very grateful for many things, professional and personal. This decade the fam grew up and they are doing ok. … Continue reading Week 13: Gratitude.
You are aged 10. It is the end of August, and hot. You are mucking about with a couple of friends, just hanging out, lying in the grass. School is long gone; but also right around the corner. Everything feels … Continue reading The Death of Summer – A Japanese Memory (懐かしい)
A few months I attended our strata AGM, where we discussed various needs of the community. One of them is landscaping – we have several small problems with waterlogging and…kids trampling the flowers. It was agreed that we would pull … Continue reading My 7-Year Old Daughter: The Activist
Fairly regularly, in my neighbourhood, a block gets shut down to road traffic so that the local community can emerge from their homes and hang out. Usually, it is very kid-centric, food, treats, games, sports, and always plenty of chalk … Continue reading A Community Block Party That Mattered
I am one parent like millions of others who has been inspired, glavanized, motivated by my children and my responsibility as a parent. Children have as much to teach as to learn, parents know that. I try my best to take it all in and reacquaint myself with my inner child. I know there is valuable learning for me, right here, right now. Here are two quotes gleaned from the genius creative combinatorialist @brainpickings. From Nietzsche‘s Thus Spake Zarathustra (free ebook): The child is innocence and forgetting, a new beginning, a game, a self-propelled wheel, a first movement, a sacred … Continue reading Curious Kids: The Sacred YES.