Sunday, June 27, 2010

The caramel frappe and South Mountain

This is a daily trip to a movie making class for Snowden.

The McDonald's frappe is the best coffee beverage ever...  I mean EVER.

The road to the school.

At South Mountain.

Monday, June 21, 2010

At the movies

At the movies on a summer day.

The things one can do without flash and a steady hand.

Growing Up

People who cannot suffer can never grow up, can never discover who they are.

- James Baldwin, from his book The Fire Next Time

Friday, June 18, 2010


Tension is God’s gift to us, a gift that sometimes will not permit us to escape its presence. I believe that our creative energies are activated by just that kind of upsetting tension. It is in responding to this gnawing discomfort that we have the possibility of giving shape to dreams that are at once faithful to who we are and who we can become.

- Paula Ripple, from her book Growing Strong at Broken Places

To Tattle

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Thursday, June 17, 2010


Prayer is no panacea, no substitute for action. It is, rather, like a beam thrown from a flashlight before us into the darkness. It is in this light that we who grope, stumble, and climb, discover where we stand, what surrounds us, and the course which we should choose.

- Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, from his book Man's Quest for God

Monday, June 14, 2010

Dough creations

Dough creations are not unusual around these parts.

Grasshopper fancies drawing faces.

This is the latest.

Saturday, June 12, 2010


When I was a young girl living in Mozambique, I played battleship the paper way.

Snowden found one and invited me to play. 
Smiling quietly, I was back in Africa with my young friends and we played again.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

This is love

We are the proud owners of several creatures.

Love is...

carrying your guinea pig...

in a doll stroller as if he were your baby...
Well, he is Snowden's baby.