Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Monday, March 23, 2015

woolen yarn and storied yarns

It was only 5 degrees when we woke up this morning, so I am casting on some wool, in preparation for tonight's knitting group. It snowed on Saturday and a little on Sunday, and it really is hard to imagine spring arriving anytime soon. I'm knitting up a quick hat in black Peace Fleece, and I love supporting this company (we're all about multiple bottom lines around here). Now that my patient Batman is off at work, I use a director's chair to help me wind a skein of wool into a ball.

Sometimes when I try to be a well-informed citizen of the world, I can become overwhelmed by the negativity that's out there. Balancing "current events" with some carefully selected "human interest" stories can rescue my heart.  Here are a few worthwhile links you might enjoy...
  • My brother Doug recommended this documentary to us. We hosted a movie night up here last night and really loved the film. We got it as a DVD from Netflix.
  • Do you know of StoryCorps? I heard this one a few weeks ago and loved it. I heard this one last week and had tears in my eyes as I emptied the dish drainer. 
  • The Moth Radio Hour is another wonderful place to hear first person stories. I listened to this episode twice I was so moved by it.
Let me know if you listen to any of these links and how you like them. And please, share any stories that you have enjoyed here in the comments. Thanks, friends! 


  1. From time to time our local radio station WDRT plays items from The Moth. Isn't it fun to know my pals across the country may be listening while I am??? Like knowing my good friends are also gazing at the moon when she's smiling down on me. Feels like a benediction.
    We're back to snow cover here in Wisconsin. Nasty wintry mix planned for the next couple days until early next week when things get mild again. Oh well...
    Congrats to Batman for his new job, to you for moving ahead with renovations, and a hearty thank you for often lifting me out of my fogs.

  2. I will definitely make some time later to check out your links.

    Thank you for sharing!

  3. Check out
    I have the audio book out from the library. The history of the story and belief statements shared from both the 50's and current times are fantastic.