Monthly Archives: May 2013

Comedic break…

Sometimes we just need a break.  So this week we are taking a comedic break. A Facebook friend posted this video last week, and as a parent, I found it hilarious.  Have a great last week of May everyone!  Enjoy this very short and very funny video.  Remember to smile as much as possible today!!

 

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A beautiful story of recognition…

Last night, Jody and I sat down and watched the next movie in our Netflix envelope.  We often don’t know what it is, though we set the list ourselves, it is usually a surprise which title arrives.  The movie was “Searching For Sugar Man”, a film recommended to me by a friend who viewed it at a film festival.  Over the course of the next 90 minutes an evolution of emotions rolled over me like a Zamboni smoothing the ice of a hockey arena.  This story set me at peace. Continue reading

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Practice of Welcoming: A conversation with Bruce Anderson

The genesis of Come In From The Cold came from the yearning to reflect on how we, as people living in a community, can live a practice of welcoming.  Last month, I had the pleasure of meeting a gentlemen by the name of Bruce Anderson, who has made it his life’s work to explore this very idea. Bruce lives in Washington, in a place called Vashon Island, where he is immersed in living a practice of welcoming. I immediately invited him to share some time to chat with me and he graciously accepted.  So I invite you to have a glimpse into our conversation…

Bruce Anderson

Bruce Anderson

Me:  How did you become interested in this practice? Continue reading

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“From Below, Not Above”

Before we introduce this week’s blog link, we have AMAZING news!  Co-author and co-creator of this here blog, Linda Keys, along with her partner Alan MacFarlane, welcomed their son Findlay into the world on Saturday evening, May 4.  In a text she wrote, “Our beautiful wonderful son Findlay Keys MacFarlane, was born last night, May 4 at 8:21pm at home in water.  Weight 8 lbs, 11 ounces. It was the most perfect home birth I could have ever imagined.  His transition to the outside world was gentle and calm.  Auntie Jenny made it here in time.  We are all incredibly well and happy.”  Congratulations Linda and Alan on the birth of Findlay!! Findlay is blessed to have you as parents!  Now on with the show…

This week we are honored to provide you with a link to a dear friend’s blog, April Doner. Continue reading

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