A collection of what’s winged its way across my path and got me thinking, grinning and gearing up.I Have Become “That Mother” on Instagram: This essay isn’t really about Instagram. It’s about recognizing your true self in the middle of motherhood and knowing you haven’t been swallowed whole but maybe suffered a few minor and not so minor cuts and bruises. Janelle Hanchett of Renegade Mothering is one of my absolute favorite writers. Enjoy her.
Mary Oliver Shares a Poem From Her New Collection, Blue Horses: I am a fan of Mary Oliver because of my lovely friend Laurie Wagner who often offers Mary’s poetry as a jumping off point for our weekly Wild Writing class. At 79, Mary Oliver is still on fire.
The Unexpected Rise of the Marijuana Mom: “In reality, women who use marijuana are no different from women who come home and have a cocktail or nice glass of wine.” And there’s no hangover. Hmm.
Time Lapse of Blood Moon over Washington, DC: I didn’t wake up early enough to see the moon turn red, but I did catch it a few hours later over the San Francisco Bay.
Digital Insanity: Can We Auto-Correct Humanity? A spoken word piece by Prince EA about why we need to unplug. Ironically, I came across it while plugged in to Facebook.
I’m Not Tough Enough For Kindergarten: The thrill and sadness that comes with sending your child to kindergarten.
He Was There to Watch the Game, But Then They Pointed the Camera at Him: Check out this dude during the Celtics half-time. Especially if you’re a Bon Jovi fan.
Think Before You Pink: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in case you didn’t know, look around and you’ll start to notice pink ribbons, pink sneakers, pink t-shirts and pink city lights. Pink suddenly adorns many of your favorite products. The Think Before You Pink website asks you to ask yourself whether or not these companies are really supporting breast cancer research or taking advantage of our big hearts. It’s worth a look-see.
Brand Awareness from Breast Cancer Awareness: Why That May Be Just Fine: On the other end of the Breast Cancer awareness spectrum is this article in Forbes which supports the power of awareness in the fight against cancer and any other devastating disease (ie: ALS) or situation (ie: hunger or homelessness) no matter who or what is advocating for it.
Illustrations Motivate Women in Their Struggle Against Gender Prejudices: These cool drawings by Brazilian artist Carol Rossetti are direct and empowering.