The Value of Margins – Six lessons From Ladders and Air Traffic Control

I have come to appreciate the value of margins.  This happened during a season when my husband took too a tumble from a ladder while trimming a tree. Yes, there was a running chainsaw involved.  We are thankful the only damage from the incident was a broken left heel bone. Nonetheless, crutches in a three-story […]

Pencils, Husbands and The Stonebridge

G. K. Chesterton observed, “We are perishing for want of wonder, not for want of wonders.” Recently my husband and I went to a local meeting of the Kansas Policy Institute and Bastiat Society.  We are not members of either, but go occasionally as guests.  There are some great speakers and the room is always […]

The Farm, House and Bridge – Peter Stackman’s Legacy

“Praise the bridge that carried you over” – George Colman “The simple hearth of the small farm is the true center of our universe” – Masanobu Fukuoka Peter Frederick Stackman was the first husband of Marie-Louise Hahn, the matriarch for which the Kansas Historic Landmark, Maison Steinbuchel is named.  In a previous post I outlined his […]

Enthusiasm – A Necessary Stone in your Bridge

“It’s faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living.”Oliver Wendell Holmes I confess that when I hear someone is enthusiastic about something, I tend to go cold inside.  Especially if I am relying on that person to follow-through in a long term commitment.  In today’s world the noun “enthusiasm” seems rather shallow […]

Boundaries, Land Rights and Ownership

Boundaries.  “A good neighbor is a fellow who smiles at you over the back fence, but doesn’t climb over it.”  Arthur Baer   In order to have a structurally sound Stonebridge, there must be boundaries.  Actually a well constructed bridge serves just that purpose:  to be a boundary from the pitfalls below and to the […]

The Stonebridge Journey – What’s in it for You?

I state on my home page what this BLOG, The Stonebridge, is about:  ” This website  and personal BLOG contain  ideas, thoughts, inspiration, experiences and stories I have collected along the path of my life.  These have become the stones and pebbles on which I walk daily, my STONEBRIDGE.  We all have one.  It is unique.  It is special.  There […]

Circles and Intersections – Part II

 In my last post I introduced the concept of circles and intersections.  Those events that work in the background of our lives to form and inform our present, who we are, and even how we behave and think.  Being able to see these more clearly can then serve as a point of understanding, gratitude […]

Becoming a Lover of History

“I do not know when I became a lover of history”. – In Search of God and Guinness,  by Stephen Mansfield.  I just read the book, In Search of God and Guinness,  by Stephen Mansfield.  Introducing the book, he makes the statement “I do not know when I became a lover of history”.  The statement struck me.  As he […]

Welcome To My Creative BLOG Adventure

Welcome!  Thank you for stopping by my BLOG.  I write about the STONEBRDIGE .   We all have one! Each STONEBRIDGE is special and unique as it represents life’s journey, past, present and future.  It is made up of stones, elements unique to you. Many elements lie unrecognized, hidden, buried waiting to be discovered and put on display. […]