I am enjoying a wonderful weekend with my whole family putting on a performance of Peter Pan at the Savannah Children’s Theatre. I have a tiny ensemble part, my son is one of the lost boys with a little solo and my husband joined the tech crew last week, helping Peter and John fly. It … Continue reading Opening Night Aftermath
I am so pleased to be writing to you this week. Really. Because for a while there it looked like it might never happen. I didn’t worry about it Monday. I had just written a post the Friday before. There was plenty of time to be inspired. Tuesday, I chaperoned a school trip. I spent … Continue reading Uninspired
I had a glorious morning of sleeping in. Since I am not a morning person, the 6 am alarm on school days for my son comes far too early. And weekends have not been much better, as I have had activities almost every day of every weekend for more than a month. While I loved … Continue reading A Rebel Doing Nothing
“I work at the intersection spirituality and ecology.” I must have said this a hundred time at our Savannah Earth Day Festival on Saturday, where I sponsored a booth and met many wonderful people who care about our environment. I don’t think many of them came to talk about spirituality or faith or religion or … Continue reading Happy Earth Day
So, this is later than I anticipated this week, not in small part because I lost 2 hours of good work time sitting by the side of the road with a flat tire. I lost good work time, but found good spiritual time. Here were my top ten spiritual thoughts as I sat and waited. … Continue reading Top Ten Ways a Flat Tire Can Lead to Good Spiritual Practice
I had a bit of a disappointment today. I knew it was coming, but it was still difficult to have it actually come to pass. At the same time, however, a couple of wonderful things were in the works: a call from a reporter, a possible trip with a friend, and a return home after … Continue reading The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful
I spent the weekend at January Adventure on St. Simons Island with Matthew Fox and Christena Cleveland. Both were speakers with great ideas and lots to consider, so I hope they have provided prompts for writing for many months to come. However today’s idea comes not from his speeches, but from Dr. Fox’s book, The … Continue reading To Know a Cow
Many years ago, when I was in high school, I wrote a few chapters of a YA novel. I was sure at the time that my creative talent would soon launch my multi-million dollar/best-seller novelist career. And maybe it would have, if pre-calculus hadn’t taken up all my time my senior year. But probably not. … Continue reading High School Revisited (part 2)
I really enjoyed ushering in 2019 with great friends and musicals karaoke. We had more delicious food than we could eat in one night, so I haven’t had to cook two more nights in a row this week. As much as I love to cook, the break is very welcome. But today it is back … Continue reading New Year, New You?
Well, all is calm and all is bright at the Beene’s again this Christmas afternoon. The pork for the tamales is in the crock pot, so I know there will be some excitement later when I teach my son how to roll them, but for the most part, we’re just relaxing. My husband and I … Continue reading Merry Christmas – and Happy Holidays too!