Articles Tagged - LindseyMead

  • "Writer"

    “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”-Mark Twain...Exactly the lesson we learn from Lindsey Mead, author of the blog,  in the new morphmom video 'Writer"!  
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  • My life has simultaneously narrowed and widened

    My life has simultaneously narrowed and widened People ask me, with some regularity, how I “do it all.” Of course, I don’t. There is plenty I don’t do. And I have been thinking about that a lot lately, of the immensely different ways we each populate our hours and what they say about what we value. Every hour of our life is a choice, a trade-off between competing priorities and desires. We are all given the same number of hours in a day. What do you prioritize? What do you care about? Where are you spending your time? In the last several years my own life has simultaneously narrowed and widened. It has narrowed because I have substantially cut down on external (non-job and non-family) commitments. I say no much more often than I say yes.
    My life has simultaneously narrowed and widened
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  • There is room for all of us

    Please read another one of my favorite posts by Lindsey Mead from her amazing blog, A Design So Vast...One afternoon last week Grace was telling me about a conversation she had with a friend about being competitive.  They were discussing the pros and cons of that trait, and, Grace said, she told her friend, “Well, my mother is not competitive at all.”  I was equally taken aback, I think, by the fact that she had noticed that and that she’d offered it in a conversation with a friend.This is true.  It’s also surprising to a lot of people.  But it’s absolutely true.  I’ve written before about my disinclination towards competition when it comes to sports and games.
    There is room for all of us
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  • This is Ten

    Please read one of my favorite posts by Lindsey Mead from her amazing blog, A Design So Vast...  I spent my teenage summers at a wonderful, rambling house on the Massachusetts shore with several families.  There was always a tangle of children and we got in the habit of going for swims after dinner.  One summer, there was phosphorescence.  I have never forgotten those unexpected, bright swirls of light, otherworldly, as blinding as they were fleeting.Ten is like that.  Ten is phosphorescence.  Ten blazes brightly and vanishes so quickly you wonder if your eyes are playing tricks on you.Ten is a changeling.  In her mahogany eyes I see the baby she was and the young woman she is fast becoming.
    This is Ten
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