Little Stones for 2019

Little Stones for 2019: I live in New England. We have tiny stone walls criss crossing the fields and forests. There are thousands of miles of two foot tall Hobbit walls just outside my door that attest to our history as really poor farm land. When I first moved here it really struck me that […]

Finding Peace in Laundry

Doing laundry from start to finish can quiet a troubled mind if you set your mind to it. I'm talking about being mindful here—completely in the task—and it works with any simple task. The methodical nature of doing laundry, washing dishes, or sweeping the floor can help quiet mental gremlins and find focus again. Change […]

One Day at a Time

Because quitting addiction cold turkey can be overwhelming, counselors encourage those who struggle to take it one day at a time. Quitting isn’t my problem today. Starting is my challenge. Though I am going against the grain to start an addition, the same advice applies. “Every day? Maybe several times a day?! I can’t do […]

Necessary Distractions

Dr. Drang is fun to read for a lot of reasons and should especially appeal to my fellow nerds in the world. In a recent post titled A Free Distraction about writing and the onslaught of “distraction free writing” apps, this bit about his habits hit close to home. I’ve tried to change my writing […]