I got some words in a list trustworthiness competence aggressiveness attractiveness likeability Good words uh? Apparently when we first meet someone, these are qualities … we seek…? You would hope so, but no, they are qualities we make snap judgments on in 30 milliseconds. Because most of the time we are coasting in default mode, … More Trustworthiness … and more
Socha Cohen is Sawyer Fredericks’ grandmother. Last night, Tuesday 19 May, Sawyer Fredericks, age 16, won the Voice. [see previous post or NBC] Today Socha said: When people ask me how I feel, I am at a loss to find my own words; so, I borrowed some from Li-Young Lee in the poem below: From … More How do grandmothers feel?
For some reason I am currently noticing how many small pleasures there are in my days. A week in Block Island has provided sun – T-shirt time – out with Finlay and Sullivan, sibling dogs who whimper and quiver in doggy delight when the car containing one turns to the driveway of the other. The … More Small pleasures (and Sawyer did it!)
A week ago when at a friend’s house she was ‘tidying’ the flowering cherry trees in her yard. I took some of the branches. Now every time I look up … Small pleasures every day. Unexpected.
Some cheer – whatever happens in this world – every spring the daffodils bloom somewhere Thank you Lapham family who planted these fields on Block Island. Apparently deer do not like daffodils so all the other spring bulbs have to be surrounded by fences, if gardeners bother at all. Daffodils are glorious.
UK Election: One advantage of living in USA and being 5 hours behind – I was able to stay up for the NIGHT AFTER THE ELECTION CLOSED. AAAAGGHHH- David Cameron and the Conservatives achieved a majority in spite of the SNP taking Scotland What a devastating night, so many good people gone, people who have … More UK Election: Good people, Gone
Is the world’s inequality a crime? Is the way we treat the world a crime? Is [personal rant here] a crime? Follow the money!!! uh oh … but what is money exactly … we know it’s not what we value … we know it’s not really how we measure worth… it’s not the bits of … More Follow the Money
Block Island high school students displayed their art work at the Spring Street Gallery. Of course I was interested in Grade 8 [that is 14 years old for UK readers] as Grand-daughter no.1 and her friends belong to that group. Of the rest – all impressively talented – I admired the “Eye”. And I learnt … More Spring Street Gallery: student art display