Monthly Playlists

December: 2022 Koontz Christmas Letter

November: Autumn from the Porch

October: 40 Years (for my husband on his 40th)

September: The Understory

August: Strawberry Season

July: The Elements: Fire, Water, Wind Earth

June: Taxi Feathers

May: Horizon Lines

April: Lemons, Melancholy, & Light

March: Peacocks & Velvet Hens

February: My Captain Fantastic

January 2022: 37: Nostalgia & New Beginnings

December: 2021 Koontz Christmas Letter

November: Blank Paper

October: Autumn Light & Darkness

September: Movie Moments

August: Home: Inside These Walls

July: America

June: The Gents

May: All the Ladies

April: Birthdays

March: The Times

February: Love of All Kinds

January: Annual Birthday List yYMQ0RzyELNMVf4YDrQ

Worth Revisiting

May 2022

I love that the more I open myself up to the world, the more the universe opens itself up to me.

Harnaam Kaur

April 2022

It’s a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same. You realized what’s changed is you.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

March 2022

Encouraging curiosity, purpose, and passion will set young people on a path for lifelong learning. Such encouragement, more than test scores alone, will unlock potential and prepare children to learn and adapt…

Heather McGowan & Chris Shipley

January 2022

To avoid talking about racism can only hold our misinformation in place and prevent us from developing the necessary skills and perspectives to challenge the status quo.

Robin Diangelo

We must return to kindergarten and start to learn a way of life that is contrary to the way we approached things before–a way of life based on our own inner truth. We can rediscover the child-like innocence and wisdom that knows anything is possible.

Shakti Gawain

October 2021

Be a curator of your life. Slowly cut things out until you’re left only with what you love, with what’s necessary, with what makes you happy.

Leo Babauta

August 2021

You were losing your way and you were furious.

Carole Maso

July 2021

Connection-lite can provide us with fleeting, marshmallowy dopamine and oxytocin hits. And a vague sense of satisfaction that, tick, we’ve attended to some commitment or other. But like the diet version of anything, it leaves us hungry for the real thing.

Sarah Wilson

June 2021

I was wild until I was tamed by shame. Until I started hiding and numbing my feelings for fear of being too much. Until I started deferring to others’ advice instead of trusting my own intuition…I lost myself when I learned how to please.

Glennon Doyle

May 2021

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.

Carl Bard

April 2021

If we are to understand the Human condition, and if we are to accept ourselves in all the complexity, self doubt, extravagance of feeling guilt joy, the slow freeing of the self to its full capacity for action and creation both as Human Being and as Artist, we have to know all we can about each other and we have to be willing to go naked.

May Sarton

The trip didn’t change our life. The trip was our life, and it remains our life, forevermore. The trip didn’t change how we are a family; we are a family, and we are all changing, the whole time. For that year, we each got to be the scaffold around which the others grew. The miracle of the trip was that we were all together to notice it.

Dan Kois

March 2021

For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin–real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.

Alfred D’Souza

We might want to rethink our values. Reject certain aspects of the status quo. Reposition ourselves against the currents (raging at times) that pull us away from our own center.

Debra Ollivier

This was respect, I thought: to look and keep looking, not to look away as soon as you’d gotten what you needed. Respect meant letting your subjects get older, letting them get more complicated, letting them subvert the narratives you’d written for them. It meant having enough stamina and humility to say: I’m not done.

Leslie Jamison

We want these answers, these solutions. We try so hard. We wait. It is a mixture of dreaming Big and Far and then turning towards what is just right here. Right now.

Sabrina Ward Harrison

February 2021

In all our searching, the only thing we found that makes the emptiness bearable, is each other.


There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world.

Robert Louis Stevenson

If what I say resonates with you, it is merely because we are both branches on the same tree.

W.B. Yeats

Your work must be underpinned with intention.

Seth Godin

January 24-30, 2021

Our judgment is self-protection; it’s a cage we put around ourselves. We hope it will keep danger out, but it only keeps tenderness and empathy from coming in.

Glennon Doyle
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