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Sparkle Weekly Wondering

One of the biggest perks of being a storyteller is that I am schooled in my own attention. In order to write a story about a lonely squirrel, I need to pay attention not only to squirrels, but to loneliness as well. I need to focus on the sensation of loneliness and recall times when I felt lonely. And because I write stories about virtually everything, I need to pay attention to everything, whenever I encounter it. I pay attention, I recall, and then I use that information later when I write a story....

Sparkle Weekly Wonderings

Every once in awhile I’m so enamored of a parenting approach or tool that I insist we bring it from the “classroom” of our own family into the Sparkle community....

Sparkle Weekly Wonderings

One of my last memories of my maternal grandmother was rubbing her feet as she lay in her bed, resting in between stories about life during World War II when my grandfather served as a medic. One of my fondest memories of my paternal grandfather is the second or third toast he offered at our wedding rehearsal dinner. I used to love visiting my friend Caroline who, at 94 years old, lived by herself above one of my favorite coffee shops. Our time together was short but the stories — oh, the stories!...

Sparkle Weekly Wonderings

“Buckle up!”...