Friday, January 29, 2021
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
In a world of shifting thoughts and temperaments, words play a significant role. They hold the power to create peace or disharmony, balance, or upheaval. At the beginning of a new year or new project, a single word becomes a focal point, intentionally centering our thoughts toward future growth.
The one word phenomenon has influenced my life journey each year since 2014. It called to my muse and invited me to venture on a new path of living toward change. This year, my one word is begin. This simple word is the light shining my way to creativity bursts and creative connections with life. With begin as a guide, I will move to Virginia soon and write a new chapter in the story of life.
I invite anyone who has a one word 2021 to add your digital inspiration to the One Word Sanctuary of Thought padlet here.
Friday, January 22, 2021
On a cold winter day, a new dawn of excitement began.
The country celebrated America!
The inauguration of our new president, Joe Biden, Jr., and vice president, Kamala Harris, took place on the same steps as that of an unexpected insurrection a week before.
The opening words of President Biden's Inaugural Address rang through the chill as a strong message of hope. From the beginning of the speech to the very end, inspiration flowed. Democracy and unity were key ideas delivered with heart and purposeful intent.
|This is America's day. This is democracy's day." - President Joe Biden|
To keep the spotlight on the poetry of Inauguration Day, Laura Shovan, author, poet, and host of Poetry Friday this week, focuses on the words of Amanda Gorman.
Teaching Tolerance offers a curriculum guide to teach The Hill We Climb and the 2021 Inauguration here.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Thursday, January 14, 2021
This year started with hope, my one word begin, and a collection of poetry postcards to decorate my writing desk.
As a collector of Victorian and vintage items, I have always enjoyed the art of postcard writing. I am grateful to Jone MacCulloch for bringing back this art with the New Year Poetry Postcards Exchange. I also extend thanks to our poetry community for bringing good cheer to my home this January.
Welcome to this January's Mini-Gallery of New Year 2021 Poetry Postcards
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
- Early in January 2020, my granddaughter Aurora was born - such a joyful event.
- In February, my husband and I purchased a new home in Virginia, only 1/2 hour away from my granddaughters.
- In June, I designed and delivered an intensive, remote learning, 4-day Summer Graduate Institute for teachers. The small group of educators were creative thinkers and eager participants. While the work of remote learning is demanding, it is also rewarding when learners reap the benefits.
- In December, we closed on our new build and became proud new owners.