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To Find a Steady Center: Osip Mandelstam

To Find a Steady Center: Osip Mandelstam

And I was alive in the blizzard of the blossoming pear, Myself I stood in the storm of the bird–cherry tree. It was all leaflife and starshower, unerring, self–shattering power, And it was all aimed at me. What is this dire delight flowering fleeing always earth? What...

My 2020 #the100dayproject

My 2020 #the100dayproject

Last year I participated in #the100dayproject a challenge for makers and creatives to create for 100 days straight, encouraging exploring new media, honing skills and techniques and building that creative muscle and discipline. You can read about some of my tips and...

To Find a Steady Center: Ellen Bass

To Find a Steady Center: Ellen Bass

to love life, to love it even when you have no stomach for it and everything you’ve held dear crumbles like burnt paper in your hands, your throat filled with the silt of it. When grief sits with you, its tropical heat thickening the air, heavy as water more fit for...

To Find a Steady Center: Wendell Berry

To Find a Steady Center: Wendell Berry

When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild...

To Find a Steady Center: David Whyte

To Find a Steady Center: David Whyte

I awoke this morning in the gold light turning this way and that thinking for a moment it was one day like any other. But the veil had gone from my darkened heart and I thought it must have been the quiet candlelight that filled my room, it must have been the first...

To Find a Steady Center: Adam Zagajewski

To Find a Steady Center: Adam Zagajewski

Try to praise the mutilated world. Remember June's long days, and wild strawberries, drops of rosé wine. The nettles that methodically overgrow the abandoned homesteads of exiles. You must praise the mutilated world. You watched the stylish yachts and ships; one of...

To Find a Steady Center: Padraig O Tuama

To Find a Steady Center: Padraig O Tuama

That you were born and you will die. That you will sometimes love enough and sometimes not. That you will lie if only to yourself. That you will get tired. That you will learn most from the situations you did not choose. That there will be some things that move you...

Tips & Tricks for Working from Home with Kids

Tips & Tricks for Working from Home with Kids

Two years ago I launched Cara Gilger Ministries from home with a preschooler at home three days a week and a first grader who both required my time and attention. Over the past two years I have grown a consulting and writing ministry that is (nearly) full time while...

To Find a Steady Center: Marie Howe

To Find a Steady Center: Marie Howe

We saw something at once. And then it was over. Time started up again as if it had never stopped. We saw someone, and it was a soul. and that soul was us, or I, or everyone. We felt we had been waiting only after it had occurred. And once it had happened we were...

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