Ripening

Yesterday was a big day. One of the cherry tomatoes from the plant we've been nurturing all summer long finally begun blushing with signs of ripeness.  The kids all stood around our little plant to praise and celebrate it. They'd been waiting f o r e v e r.  This happens to be the standard … Continue reading Ripening

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Strange Fruit

Sometimes I feel like an unmarked seed planted in a garden. Each day I curiously and compassionately tend to my life's needs to keep myself growing, hoping I last long enough to find out what type of strange fruit my life will produce before I become worm food. Until then, I'll just enjoy the process. … Continue reading Strange Fruit

Caterpillars Don’t Know What They’re Doing (And Neither Do I)

Picture books may not be considered sophisticated reading, but you'll never find a more honest examination of humanity in thirty-two pages or less. I'm convinced the world would need fewer self-help books, if we spent more time reading children's books. I think I've read The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, at least 100 times. … Continue reading Caterpillars Don’t Know What They’re Doing (And Neither Do I)