What a blast! The drum brothers in Arlene, Montana offered a five week online class to learn hand drumming. It has been an energizing experience. I’ve had two hand drums to use, one of my sons and the other a handmade drum of my friend Bruce. The quote below sums up my feelings, also, of drumming.
I would definitely take another class from the drum brothers!
Women growing older contend with ageism, misogyny, and loss. Yet as Mary Pipher shows, most older women are deeply happy and filled with gratitude for the gifts of life. Their struggles help them grow into the authentic, empathetic, and wise people they have always wanted to be.
In Women Rowing North, Pipher offers a timely examination of the cultural and developmental issues women face as they age. Drawing on her own experience as daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, caregiver, clinical psychologist, and cultural anthropologist, she explores ways women can cultivate resilient responses to the challenges they face. “If we can keep our wits about us, think clearly, and manage our emotions skillfully,” Pipher writes, “we will experience a joyous time of our lives. If we have planned carefully and packed properly, if we have good maps and guides, the journey can be transcendent.”
New energy ❄️ New year
"Tepees are another Mother to us...
I ran across this recipe from one of the wonderful bakers I follow. They were so beautiful and appetizing I knew I wanted to make them. No regrets! The recipe follows, as does the site I curated the recipe from. It is a perfect holiday cookie bar.
As a working artist/retired art educator, I've always lived the artful life. Let's share!