“The time has come,” the lock-downed said, “To laugh at many things:Like shows—and books—and fairy tales— kookaburra that sings—And pink rainbow unicorn hugs— And beavers safe in springs.” “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” ― J.K.Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban OK, so … More Of Kookaburras and Unicorns
Of course, Barbra Streisand is more than just a Broadway star. But Broadway was where she got her start (who can forget her Fanny Brice?) and her Broadway songs are many of my favorites of her recordings, so I’m counting her as a Broadway Blessing. On May 5, Barbra released this video in honor of … More Broadway Blessings #6: Barbra!
What is more adorable than a cub of a cheetah, which I think is one of the Earth’s more beautiful creatures? Some of the good news, among the many sad things being reported, is that yesterday, April 8, a cheetah named Echo at the National Zoo (at their Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia) … More Life Lessons from Echo, a New Cheetah Mom
Sundays are the days when the majority, although certainly not all, of religions or spiritual communities in the United States have their major services or gatherings. As in so many organizations, these institutions are struggling to continue serving their communities in a digital way that protects public health and safety and abides by increasingly strict … More Social Media Sunday
Has it really been 20 years since the release of J.K. Rowling’s first Harry Potter book? It some ways, it seems like only a little while ago that I first cracked open Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and in other ways, it is already such a literary classic that it hard to imagine we … More 20 Years of Fictional Magic
In North Carolina, today is the first official day of summer, the months I think of as the season of exuberance, based on Yoko Ono’s poem, “Season of Glass.” SEASON OF GLASS spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence winter passes … More Welcome to the Season of Exuberance
I am SO excited, because I just found out that one of my favorite unusual art forms will be on display this weekend in Raleigh, NC! On May 19-21, downtown Raleigh will be host to one of its biggest annual art festivals, Artsplosure. As usual, Artsplosure will feature all varieties of the arts: visual arts, … More Bliss Central for Triangle NC This Weekend is Katena
Happy St. Patricks Day! I like to celebrate every holiday, so I’ve got my plans for making bangers and mash for my family this evening. But I thought I would start the day’s celebrations with a lovely poem of blessing by a wonderful Irish poet and philosopher, John O’Donahue. He writes a lot about how … More An Irish Poem of Blessing
I had the most Jung-ian dream this morning! In the early hours of International Women’s Day, who should come to me in my sleep but…..Snow White. She announced that she was participating in the US movement of A Day Without Women and would not perform any labor today. However, it turned that the Seven Dwarfs … More Dreaming a Feminist Fairy Tale
This is a story about a girl after my own heart! Anyone who knows me personally knows that my wardrobe tends to include anything I can find that has sparkles, sequins, rhinestones, metallics, or anything else shiny and glittering. My husband calls me a crow, because apparently crows like shiny things, and collect them to … More If Life Gives You Lemons…Douse Them in Glitter!