Energy and Intention: Why Thoughts and Prayers Matter

Fatigued and weaving unsteadily on wobbly legs, long-struggling New Day member Kofi Kingston was about to lose the WWE Championship match to madman environmentalist Daniel Bryan. But the 82,000 member audience cheered their lungs out, creating a palpable and unifying energy that went beyond sound. Months before, when Joe Anoai, aka Roman Reigns, walked to… Continue reading Energy and Intention: Why Thoughts and Prayers Matter

Not My Needles: the Shutting Down of American Civil Rights

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.”―J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring Replace "Ring" with "Ravelry" and you have a less lyrical summary of Ravelry's significance to its users. Twelve years ago, it began thusly: "Ravelry is a place… Continue reading Not My Needles: the Shutting Down of American Civil Rights

Craft and Conversation Coexisting: a blog link

I love how this knitter explained what's wrong with limiting fiber artists' conversations to craft, and why it's okay to disagree. Please visit Mad Man Knitting for more. Your Turn What is your craft? Do you have a social craft group that meets virtually or in-person? Is conversation limited to craft or impersonal, safe topics?… Continue reading Craft and Conversation Coexisting: a blog link

Why I Talk to Strangers: We are All Connected

Image by Jezael Melgoza on Unsplash. Minding your own businessRefusing to make eye contactShutting yourself inside your home after school or work without talking to your neighborsLiving in a virtual, anonymous world of likes, anger, and lies That’s no way to live. We are alive, at this time, with billions of others for a reason.… Continue reading Why I Talk to Strangers: We are All Connected

Striking at Perspective: a Cobra Kai Series Review

Image from IMDB. Things are not always what they seem at first. -Daniel Larusso The Karate Kid was a favorite 1984 movie about a scrawny underdog winning a karate tournament and getting the girl. Several sequels and remakes followed (the one starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan was the best). My teenagers are enjoying this… Continue reading Striking at Perspective: a Cobra Kai Series Review