Monday, December 30, 2019
I sure am glad I got out a few nights ago to photograph the stars. We hadn't seen a clear night sky in quite a while, but on Friday we had ONE night of blissfully clear conditions before all the stormy weather moved in. Now the past few days has been nothing but a mix of rain, sleet, snow and high winds. Praying for some more calm weather and clear skies to come our way soon!
Wednesday, December 25, 2019
With the new year fast approaching, I'm sure there are many that are thinking of what their new year's resolutions might be. I've never been much for making resolutions at the dawn of a new year, but I am a proponent of being mindful of things that we've learned or things that we know we can do better with.
With that in mind, here are a few things I have become very mindful of over the past year and will work on continuing to be mindful of in the new year:
Being present, here and now.
Overthinking the past or the future.
Sacrificing your own happiness for others.
Thinking you're not good enough.
Nothing every really "happens", we're just here in the center of it all.
Wisdom says I'm nothing
Love says I'm everything
And in between those two
Is where I live
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
The 2nd annual Cook County Dark Sky Festival was this past weekend and it was awesome! We had another great turnout and I am so pleased with how our program went this year.
Thanks to my friends, colleagues and collaborators Joel Halvorson, Josh Wasniewski, UMD Planetarium staff, WTIP Community Radio, North House Folk School, Visit Cook County and of course all those that came to attend the program.
The response was incredible and I left the festival floating high on positive energy. Strong affirmations that I know what I'm doing is having an intensely positive effect on people's lives! So grateful...