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Grandpa's Suspenders · 1Y ago

what I agree to attend to...

Listening to Krista Tippett's new podcast, Becoming Wise, and she's interviewing Maria Popova of BrainPickings. Maria quotes William James,My experience is what I agree to attend to.I'm remi...
Grandpa's Suspenders · 1Y ago

Finding Our Marbles

Planning a Workshop, working titleFinding Our MarblesHow playing string gamescan help anyone at any age discover even-handedness,work towards inner harmony,and help create world peacethrough...
Grandpa's Suspenders · 1Y ago

somewhere else instead

Many times a month I am reminded of the poem from "When We Were Very Young" called "Halfway Down the Stairs." It's something I've done all my life--sit on some stairs, not at the bottom, not...
Grandpa's Suspenders · 1Y ago

Exquisite hypersensitivity

One of those epiphany kind of moments, when a phrase or even just a pair of words stop me and force me to sit down and write. Listening to the New Yorker podcast interview with a poet who be...
Grandpa's Suspenders · 1Y ago

Ancient forests of the Klamath Siskiyou

Where I lived for 13 years, where both my children were born, where I want some of my ashes to go...   Info from the YouTube page:Published on Feb 2, 2015 The ancient forests of the Klamath...
Grandpa's Suspenders · 1Y ago

Shapes hand game

Fascinated pursuing my mad dream to tie each month of the six coming to a string game, a shape, a star shape, a song, a movement exercise, a continent, a culture, a hand game, and a challeng...
Grandpa's Suspenders · 1Y ago

Proud, silly, and profound

Three moments stand out over the past couple of months around my delight and amazement at having found my calling as a teacher of string games. I made a deliberate choice to transform myself...
Grandpa's Suspenders · 1Y ago

Singing louder than the guns

Thinking a lot about singing, launching a Utube channel of a capella folk songs, coming out as a pacifist activist and advocate, perhaps that's the second -ist word after artist that I'll al...
Grandpa's Suspenders · 1Y ago

Oh Canada!

&Welcome to Canada“You are here and you are safe. You are here and you are loved. You are here and you can stay.”Canadians greet the first group of Syrian refugees who just arrived in Toront...
Grandpa's Suspenders · 1Y ago

A re-telling of the Thanksgiving Story

Well done, Franchesca "Chescaleigh" Ramsey. And kudos to MTV for airing it! &Everything you know about Thanksgiving is wrong ft. Franchesca "Chescaleigh" Ramsey.Posted by MTV on Wednesday, ...