Archive for January 2005

human cost

I don’t think I could deal with this.

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throaty whisper

Ah – so my tonsils no longer feel like they’re being constantly skewered by forks. I think that can be unconditionally called a “”Good Thing.tm“”

i went to bowling with bloggers on saturday. Max kept trying to run up the stairs and out the door. Apparently he’s feeling a bit shy lately. Didn’t actually bowl – would’ve been hard to corral the boy and do that alone.

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to be in their shoes when they talk…

A really great extract from Brenda Ueland that I ran across. There are some really beautiful ideas in this. Like:

Now before going to a party, I just tell myself to listen with affection to anyone who talks to me, to be in their shoes when they talk, to try to know them without my mind pressing against theirs, or arguing, or changing the subject. No. My attitude is: ‘Tell me more. This person is showing me his soul. It is [...]

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