We are leaning into the future; we are testing the waters… and this is the surprise…

There are a few things I like about this graphic, but mostly I like the idea…  Shelley and I were doing a PATH and the mom, who was so brilliantly present and responsive to the process, suddenly said this, “We are leaning into the future; we are testing the waters… and this is the surprise…”   The surprise is that in that leaning, through the PATH process which engages us in conversations about our dreams and goals and networks (who we will be traveling with), we are already testing the waters, we are already leaning into that future… To learn more … Continue reading We are leaning into the future; we are testing the waters… and this is the surprise…

my prize winning entry: “A Personal Evolution Towards New Media”

So, kinda thrilling – the first thing I’ve sent out to a publisher for several years and I won first prize 🙂 (which paid for great new shoes while holidaying in London).   It is also my first publication in an academic journal, through Athabasca University’s MA-IS program.   You can read the whole journal from this link, or you can read my creative non-fiction work here.   Those who know me will recognise some re-occuring themes in my fascination with how Web 2.0 reflects our culture, parenting and personal narrative mythology as reflection. Continue reading my prize winning entry: “A Personal Evolution Towards New Media”

Martha Stewart Cornmeal Biscotti with Pistachios and Cranberries

so here’s part of our family mythology.    When we went for the first time to meet Zev at his foster-mom’s house (Grandma Carolyn, who has become a great friend…   a whole other story) I thought we should take cookies.   I had this new martha stewart book and made these.   The kids (there were five of them then) were so excited about home-made cookies and then ended up gnawing on these brick-like little biscuits…   it was pretty funny.   I’ll see if i can find the photo of zev watching Gary eat his and trying to … Continue reading Martha Stewart Cornmeal Biscotti with Pistachios and Cranberries

11 year old boys

when i was 11 i think i was working – i know i was helping on the farm for sure and i think at least picking strawberries all summer if not working as a tiny janitor by then…   oh no, now i remember we had just left my dad and i was with my mom, my aunt (who thought it was such a good idea that she left her husband too) and living in a bachelor suite – 2 adults, 7 kids from 11 (me, the oldest) to 3 (my little sister).    my mom and aunt were trying … Continue reading 11 year old boys