Month: February 2018

26) Gratitude Day 6: Dad

I am grateful for my dad. There are a lifetime of reasons why, but let me share just a few. He taught me a fair  amount of what I know about living in this world. These lessons weren’t always easy to learn. But so many of the important ones aren’t. My dad is tough as…

25) Gratitude Day 5: Aging

I’m grateful for aging. Once you become an adult, you spend a few years thinking you’re pretty much still the same as you were before your 19th birthday (yes, 19 where I live…..how can you be an adult if you can’t buy yourself a beer?). Just cooler. Cuz not only can you buy that aforementioned…

24) Y/Y

Two old friends meet on a riverbank one day. One paces, one sits, watching the water.  They do this every year.  They have become famous in the local area.  Their arguments are legendary.  People think they hate each other.  Most believe one will eventually kill the other and be done with it. Every year, people…

23) Gratitude Day 4: Gary Gygax

I’m grateful for Gary Gygax. For creating a system of collaborative story-telling. A vehicle for journeying in your imagination. A world for creating worlds. A spelunking kit for exploring the depths of your own character. A game, for trying on different masks and seeing how they make you feel. A test, for your courage, greed,…

22) Gratitude Day 3: Bugs

I’m grateful for bugs. There is a SOUND that I associate in my memory with the idyllic little farm where I spent the best years of my childhood.  And I know it is a real memory, because I went back one day, 25 years after leaving that place, and the very moment I stepped out…

21) Gratitude Day 2: Humour

I’m grateful for humour. It’s a big part of why hanging out with people is rewarding. It bonds us, lets us step back from hardship for a few moments, brings perspective in the midst of despair, and sometimes, at its best, can build bridges across divides. And it’s just….fun! (Of course, it can also further…

20) Thirty Days of Gratitute — Day 1

I am grateful for Slider. I’ve had him since I was 3 or 4, and he’s been in my bedroom (or now, usually my kids’ bedroom, cuz he gets to hang out with their stuffies and go on adventures when we’re all asleep or out of the house….of course….). He is the perfect shape for…