Read and Respond: Every Little Thing

Read and Respond: Every Little Thing

I sat on the boat with flippers attached to my feet and a mask and snorkel attached to my head. The safety vest hugged me snuggly as the guide explained how we step into the water, then hover just below the surface to keep the two ends of the 10-inch snorkel both in our mouth and just above the water for breathing.

Will Work for Meaning

Will Work for Meaning

I’ve been thinking about work since I was a child.

As a very young girl, I liked to help my parents work, joining them hip to hip as they cooked lunch or repaired the car. As I grew older, I didn’t like “actual” work — like picking up sticks in the yard …

Smallness of Scale as I See It

Over on Seedlings in Stone, LL Barkat has been talking about Smallness of Scale based on a Wendell Berry essay she has been reading. She challenged us to think about this issue with her, so I decided to give it a try.First, here’s the starting point from Berry...
In the Corner

In the Corner

Recently, a new friend was telling me about her 30-year career cleaning houses. It wasn’t a job she grew up wanting to do. As a single mom, she kind of fell into it as a way to support her daughter.At least that’s how she thought of her job until about...