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Summer Is Not Gone Yet! Squeeze Out One More Adventure

Summer is very precious.  –  Dylan Lauren       It’s here. The annual back-to-school thing.  But wait!  Summer is not over yet!  That pace of unstructured bliss that allows for refreshment and rest is still here.  Even in the midst of ongoing pandemic rhetoric take some time for a change of venue.  Let’s finish […]

Focus On The Basics-Key Lessons From Flight

“And like no other sculpture in the history of art, the dead engine and dead airframe come to life at the touch of a human hand, and join their life with the pilot’s own.” ― Richard Bach, A Gift Of Wings To focus on the basics, will provide an unshakeable stability when nothing seems fixed. In these […]

How Writing Your Story Reveals And Opens Unexpected Treasures

“It’s important to teach our children their heritage. Who are your ancestors? What were their traditions? Each of us has a story to tell. If these stories are unwritten, then how are your children going to know of their parentage?”  ― Linda Weaver Clarke “Every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson There […]

The Satisfying Story In A Generational Quilt Completed

“To me, the beauty of a quilt or a dress lies within the stitches and the thought of the person who made them. When you spend time making something with your two hands, you impart love in a way that buying never can.” – Natalie. The Satisfying Story Of A Generational Quilt began earlier this year […]

My Grandfathers’ Rocking Chairs – What They Represent

There is a peacefulness, an air of reflection, about a rocking chair that attaches to no other moving object. – Wallis Simpson We are fortunate that two rocking chairs, one from each side of my family, the Hancocks and the Rightmeiers, remain in the family. We do not know much about them, except they were […]

How Your Personal Story Is Like Hot Steaming Soup!

“Speaking of the history of stories and especially of fairy-stories, we may say that the Pot of Soup, the Cauldron of Story has always been boiling, and to it have continually been added new bits, dainty and undainty” – J.R.R. Tolkein While we lived in Alsace, I learned about the Pot-au-Feu, the French version of […]

How To Keep Your Balance In Crazy Unpredictable Times

Get away and unplug. You’ll come back stronger than ever.  – MICHAEL HYATT Maintaining balance is vital to a healthy outlook.  No matter what side of the political spectrum you are one, we can all agree times are turbulent.  Turbulence is tiring.  Turbulence is distracting. However, it is summer, and although it may take a bit […]

The Sun Came Bursting Over The Horizon And A New Outstanding Day Arrived

“From the blackness of nothing to the brightness of everything.  The sun came bursting over the horizon and a new day was here.”  Paul Hancock, The Writings of HANCOCK, September 1975 In the past, The Northfield School of the Liberal Arts had a year-end program called, Americana.  It is an opportunity for students and faculty to […]

Every Last Generation Is A Powerful Servant Of The Next

“He shows mercy from generation to generation to all who fear him.” – ‭‭Luke‬ ‭1:50‬ ‭NLT‬‬ God’s mercy in every last generation, goes beyond simply not getting what we all know we deserve.  The word for mercy embraces His covenant love for all of mankind.  However, a critical element is mankind’s individual choice to receive […]