One day Pooh and Piglet were walking throughout the Hundred Acre Woods. Feeling rather peckish, Pooh wondered when the last time was when he ate. ∙ "What day is it?" asked Pooh. ∙ "It's today," squeaked Piglet. ∙ "My favorite...―
Alan Watts once said, "This is the real secret of life: Be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play." When we're completely engaged in ourselves, throughout our lives, and...―
Willa Cather once wrote, "When people ask me if it has been a hard or easy road, I always answer the same: The end is nothing, the road is all." This is the essence of engaging in our own lives, within our communities, and throughout the whole...―
Sitting here in my room, its midnight on December 21st, 2012. Over the course of the last day, people around the world have mistakenly believed that this date was prescribed by the Mayans as the end of the world. In the same way that some people ...―
Across the pitch-black night's sky, thousands of paper lanterns raise upwards. They are alight with the dreams, hopes, expectations, and anxieties of thousands of everyday people. Engaged in transit from earth to the heavens, these sky lanterns ...―
I was talking with one of my teenage nieces earlier today. Swapping stories, she said something about being afraid she thinks about things too much. It's funny, because a lot of people say they think too much. ∙ Winnie The Pooh would get ...―
Thirteen years ago I began examining my work with young people. I'd been in the field working with children and youth in all kinds of ways since I was 14 years old, and at 25 I was ready to explore some of my experiences and what I thought I knew....―
Coming home from a cross-country trip recently, I found myself disparaging familiarity. Things around me felt too known, things I experienced felt too common. I have always been one to avert sameness, and it struck me with a two-by-four when I ...―
Every day we wake and choose a mask to wear. Either on purpose or by accident, we wear the Parent mask, Worker, Friend, Child, or Neighbor mask, or others, and combinations of all those. There are others too, including Sufferer, Hero, Lazer,...―
It's another rainy late fall day in Olympia, and I'm feeling a bit restless. This fall has brought a spectacularly busy array of projects into my life, and I'm really enjoying myself. Hannah and I have had some quality times, my house is in good...―
Watching television, flipping through the Internet, listening to blaring music on your commute, these things can suffocate our engagement with the world. Whatever does this for us, each person can say what those things are. Ask yourself: What ...―
Who would have thought a meal can be made out of a simple baked potato then topped with a ...
For the most part, I enjoy clean, healthy eating. I try to stay away from frozen foods and ...
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