Sleeping Angel

The son’s room got a new lick of paint. It is a calming, soothing color called Sleeping Angel. Paint color namers have to be the most creative bunch. I have never actually met a person who held that particular job, but I would be thrilled to do so. The names they come up with have … Continue reading “Sleeping Angel”

Weather Monsters

“Have you gotten your bags ready?” my friends’ voices piped over the phone.  “Uh – not yet. Got a bag down from the loft – will get to it.” I said shuffling my feet as I said so. “Well..what are you doing now?” “Writing about the weather over the past week.” I said somewhat sheepishly, … Continue reading “Weather Monsters”

The Rings of Life

We were walking a familiar route through our neighborhood, stopping to see some of the felled trees as we do every so often. The rings in the pine trees show they must have been at least 80 years old. For an impatient flitter such as myself, trees are truly sentient beings. Beings that teach me … Continue reading “The Rings of Life”

The Physics Of Myth

“Which is your favorite tree?” asked the children one day. I am often asked questions like this, especially by the elementary school going son. Your favorite color, your favorite food, your favorite flower and on and on till I shriek in agony, at which point he flips to – when was the first time you … Continue reading “The Physics Of Myth”

The Magic of Biomimicry

I recently read a book called Biomimicry by Janine Benyus. A book, whose underlying concept appealed to the very core of my being, for it outlined how little we know of the world around us, and how much more there is to learn from Nature’s processes. How do we become harmonious citizens of a planet … Continue reading “The Magic of Biomimicry”