When you live with an open heart, unexpected joyful things happen.

Back this summer, after a trying day where people around me had taken my good spirits and trashed them particularly roughly, I wrote something in my phone about the way I wanted to live life going forward. I wrote: “I want to be so full of love and kindness for myself and others that bad … Continue reading When you live with an open heart, unexpected joyful things happen.

Building diversity into reading with kids.

I have made a point to expose my children to as much diversity as I can. I’m not just talking about the obvious ways people look different than us, either. Different religions, economic levels, families with same sex parents, single parents, different political beliefs than us (to a point); children and adults that are differently-abled, … Continue reading Building diversity into reading with kids.

“Once the world was full of wonders, but it belongs to humans now.”

Words are the most available magic in the world. They paint pictures in our minds, take us places new and old, create brand new worlds beyond imagination. They make us fall in love with people real and fictional, they incite emotions of all kinds, and bring change into the world - religion, science, philosophy, and … Continue reading “Once the world was full of wonders, but it belongs to humans now.”