Looking through my Flipboard feed, I came across this photo by Clark Little. It so perfectly captures my state of mind right now. As the old year rolls to a close, I’m reflecting on the season. Looking back, and seeing the year behind me so clearly, but compelled to move forward… onward. In spite of health […]Read more "Blessed to be a Trini"
Apple’s Christmas Ad 2013 I don’t even have the words, except to say. Bravo. Apple gets this one completely right. Source: YouTube [divider] Airport Security Makes Priceless Save Man, is this guy a kidnapper? An evil elf stealing away all the good little kids? The Pied Piper, maybe… grabbing up a straggling baby? […]Read more "Morning Coffee – Apple’s Christmas Ad is Heartwarming Goodness"
The Science Behind Chicken Soup. As it turns out, grandma was right. While chicken soup may be comforting and good for the soul, it may actually be good for the body too, helping stop congestion and inflammation in their tracks. Source: New York Times [divider] Cell Phone Crashing at the Airport I definitely […]Read more "Morning Coffee – December 16 2013"
I love the traditions of Christmas, and making memories with my kids that they will look back on (hopefully fondly) when they have their own kids. When my boys were little we used to light the Advent candles and reflect every night on the theme of the week. When little Miss came along, I suppose […]Read more "DIY Christmas Tree Advent Calendar"
What I’m reading this morning, December 12th 2013: – Empathy. Animated. A new RSA animated short captures the essence of sympathy vs empathy, and Dr Brené Brown tells us why empathy is so important. – Norway is supporting reading in a whole new awesome way. Its National Library is digitizing all its books and making them free to read online! The […]Read more "Morning Coffee – December 12 2013"
Your young soccer player crouches on the field to watch a parade of passing ants. You are tempted to take him aside and scold him — just a little — for not paying closer attention to the coach, for not running and kicking the ball enthusiastically, and for not supporting the team. Finally, your pride […]Read more "On the Brink of Extinction: Teach Children About Wildlife Conservation"
What I’m reading this morning, December 11th 2013: – 12 Amazing Examples of Environmental Art. A new 2014 calendar, curated by Aleta Florentin of Amber Lotus Publishing, brings some of the best examples of environmental art all together in one place. – Best Books of 2013! Served up by NPR, the Book Concierge is sortable by tags such […]Read more "Morning Coffee – December 11th 2013"
What I’m reading this morning, December 10th 2013: – Anyone can Learn! That’s the message that Code.com is trying to get across with the help of some big names in the industry. Learn what Bill Gates‘ first program was like and jump in yourself, learning to code a holiday card for someone special! In under […]Read more "Morning Coffee – December 10th 2013"
Ok they’re snowflakes, but I keep calling them stars. Something about the Caribbean and not having actual snow. Still, we do put up fir trees every year, so I guess we can allow snowflakes, right? These are all over these days, but Lia Griffith has included a printable pattern for her 3-D Paper Snowflakes along with […]Read more "3D Spiral Snowflakes"