When I read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I found the author's assertion that cleaning up your stuff could have life-altering effects quaint and quirky. I wasn't a total skeptic -- I believe in the relationship between our outer and inner lives, and I could see how synchronicity could cause mild changes to occur … Continue reading How tidying up changed my life
We put a high value on being smart in our society. Intelligence, defined in a "get-ahead, beat-the-others" kind of way, is rewarded in school and required in order to get a high-income, high-status job. The thing is, this kind of intelligence is not very smart at all. It's pushed us to the brink of the … Continue reading The way of the wise fool
Why did I name this blog Entering the Enchanted Castle? One of my favorite books from childhood is The Enchanted Castle by E. Nesbit. The theme has been described as "Be careful what you wish for" -- a common thread in Nesbit's fantasies. The four child protagonists start out by playing at magic, and end … Continue reading What is the enchanted castle?
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Dear friends, Welcome to my new blog, where I plan to post in a fairly random manner about reading, writing, travel, art, nature, food, spirituality, and anything else I please. My other blog, The Emerald City Book Review, will remain up and fully functioning at least through June, but I may move my blogging activity … Continue reading A new adventure