Chattering Mind
November 2005 Archives

There is at least one pairin every thrift shop in America,molded in plastic or plaster of parisand glued to a plaque,or printed in church pamphlet colorsand framed under glass.Today I saw a pair made out oflightweight wire stretched over a […]

I would like to contribute something else to your upcoming Thanksgiving–a grateful thought directed towards all the world’s hidden and helpful people, all the enlightened beings you wouldn’t expect to show up in the nick of time, but who nevertheless […]

My husband and I will be driving up to western Massachusetts with the kids tomorrow for the holiday. So today I prepared for the trip by taking my car in to have the oil changed. Also, for the past six […]

My children have spent the last eight weeks studying the Native American tribes of the woodland and coastal regions of the eastern U.S. This, and the coming Thanksgiving holiday, got me interested in finding Native American prayers that could be […]

It’s not too early to print out some table prayers for this coming Thursday’s feast. I know you don’t want to feel like Ben Stiller in the hilarious movie “Meet the Parents.” Remember? When asked to say grace, he panicked […]

We do not homeschool our children, but some of my best ideas about family life come from progressive, enlightened homeschooling networks. Here is a link to a homeschooling newsletter that regularly distributes classic radio programs from the 1940s and 1950s. […]

As we move into the holiday season, it is good to be reminded to drink at least eight to ten glasses of water a day. In fact, I believe that if you concentrate more on drinking water than you worry […]

Oh gosh, I remember the school assembly held at my public elementary school on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. We were asked to bring canned goods for those less fortunate than ourselves. The cans were then arranged in a grand display […]

If you are grieving the loss of someone as we approach the holiday season, I have found two books that might be of some help. I have not yet read them, but the reviews on these are excellent. The […]

At ten-thirty this morning, I ate a sliced organic apple with several large curls of good Parmesan cheese. I drank a cup of green tea. I can’t tell you how centered and blessed this made me feel. I even sat […]