Profiting From Knitting (Without Making Money)

I’ve never made a penny from knitting, and I sincerely doubt I ever will. Our society is constantly challenging us … More Profiting From Knitting (Without Making Money)

A Dandelion for Alex

When I was an undergraduate (over thirty years ago), I spent a year working with Alex, the African gray parrot who was part of Dr. Irene Pepperberg’s research project on animal cognition. My experience with Alex included some unforgettable lessons. One of the greatest I learned from Beatrix Gardner, one of the researchers who taught the chimpanzee Washoe sign language.

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Keep Looking For The Light

When I decided to make Sunny my word for the year, I didn’t realize 2021 would take it as a dare. I had to do a lot of deep breathing just to get through the chaos and surprises of this week. I’ve kept my focus on the positive despite everything, and accepted the fact that the strange times we are living in didn’t evaporate on January 1st.

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