Category Archives: nature

Mamma Cat

March 2019 Leave Me Alone Mommy I’m An Adult Now! [0:38]:   My kids and I both adore this video and find it hilarious. I also love it because now when they are resisting my advances I can just declare, … Continue reading

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At Rise: The Secret of Life

Thursday, February 7th 2019 AT RISE:  After an unusually stressful night, Gavin is looking like a brand new shiny chipper Boy this morning as he climbs in the front seat of the car.  ClaraJane is in the back. Mom:  Wow.  … Continue reading

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Parenting: Self-Actualized, Competent, Capable, Confident Adults

Wednesday, February 6th 2019   As I am now on a journey to better understand how to deal partner with helicopter parents, I came across this wonderfully inspiring and succinct overview of How to Raise an Adult by Standford Dean … Continue reading

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The Terminal Gate

Friday, January 18th 2019 NOTE:  Contemplations on the end of life written before six flights scheduled in 10 days, and posted after completing all of them safely, FWIW!   Maybe I’m a little afraid today, but not much.  I’ve been … Continue reading

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Traveling at the Speed of Canoe

Thursday, January 24th 2019   As I write, I am in Boston (Cambridge MA), between conferences, needing to unpack from Atlanta last weekend so I can go back to Atlanta this weekend. I once heard a proverb about how the soul … Continue reading

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At Rise: Cat on the Cat

Wednesday, January 23rd 2018   AT RISE:  The family is getting ready for dinner. Boy:  Mom look at Peter Parker, upon his mighty steed! Peter Parker:   SCENE. ♥  

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Frost Mountain Yurt Getaway 2018

December 27th -30th 2018 We did it again.  Escaped to some beautifully frosted mountain woods in Maine.   #OhThePrivileges! 2018-12-28 Frost Mountain Yurt Getaway [2:43]:             See also:  https://circuskitchen.com/2018/12/28/frost-mountain-sledding/ And:  https://circuskitchen.com/2018/12/28/elegant-hubsand-a-haiku/       #BlessingsInnumerable! … Continue reading

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