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Half Empty or Half Full?

After a few days away from the #ds106 Daily Create due to work and school, I popped back in today and was intrigued with the invitation: #tdc1484 Half empty or half full? Perhaps that is not the right question all the time, as sometimes a half is better than the whole.

Today is Earth Day. So What?! Foster an Elephant!

Today, April 22, is Earth Day, "a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace." While there are lots of ways to think of today, which just happens to be a beautiful spring day in New York City where I am, the Earth Day Network offers lots of suggestions for calls to action. Sure,…

My First Labyrinth

I have been fascinated with labyrinths since I saw my first one in person on the floor of Chartres Cathedral. Never would have imagined that this passion would have led me to want to build my own, which I did this morning using a smaller version of the Chartres pattern made of flour (ok for…

Winter Solstice ~ Yule ~ Alban Arthan

Today marks the Winter Solstice (also called Yule or Alban Arthan, depending on the tradition), the longest night and shortest day of the year. On this festive day of midwinter, when the days turn to begin showing more light, may you and your find peace and joy. I found this YouTube video a short, meditative…

The Grackle, the Chimney, and the Vernal Equinox

What a surprise we encountered today, the Vernal Equinox (also called the Spring Equinox or Alban Eilir), when we heard a noise in the wood stove's chimney and eventually learned it was a stuck, though very much alive, bird. We did not want to leave it, nor try to force it to fly out by…