Month: January 2017

After the March

One week ago, millions of people around the world gathered to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump.  In the days that followed, my Facebook feed was filled with related messages including pictures from various marches and marchers, calls to make sure that the march becomes a movement, and a disheartening post on why the poster doesn’t support the women’s rights movement (and presumably any one of the dozens of other movements this president has already spawned, but I digress).

 Read more…

Tour of Prague: Old Town Square

When we first decided to move to Prague I was super excited about this becoming a travel blog.  I love to travel and I love travel blogs with all their pretty pictures.  Sadly, my photography skills still aren’t up to snuff but I’ve decided not to let that stop me. (And hopefully this blog will motivate me to actually practice my photography!)  So here we go with one of the first places on every Prague tourist’s itinerary—Old Town Square.

 Read more…

And my word for 2017 is…

Last year at around this time I came across a lot of posts on Instagram about posters’ “word of the year.”  I had never heard of (or paid attention to) the idea but it immediately resonated with me and my word for 2016 was obvious.  My son was born just over a month earlier on Thanksgiving and I’d been reading a lot the prior year about gratitude and its importance for leading a joyful life.  So gratitude became my word and I broke out my little pink journal with the phrase “See Countless Blessings” embossed on the cover intent on doing exactly that—being more cognizant of all the little and not-so-little good fortunes in my life.

 Read more…

The First Page

When I was about thirteen I read somewhere that you should leave the first page of a new journal blank so that you could start writing without the stress of trying to write something “perfect” on that first page.  The idea (explicit or implicit, I don’t remember) was that you could go in later, once you’d started writing, and fill in the first page.  I never did that, so as a result I have dozens of journals with blank first pages.  But the journals themselves were filled.

 Read more…