Jan. 26, 1934, Harriet E. Whitcher

Women’s Receipt Books

Lisa Rivero Aunt Hattie, food 4 Comments

In today’s entry from The Great Plains Diaries of Harriet E. Whitcher, Hattie mentions working on her receipt-books: 1934, January 26, Friday Partly cloudy but warm, 58 above in p.m. Ben Clausen came to his traps this a.m. but not here to-day, was here yesterday but no stay. I just worked at receipt-books, for Will got a composition book in …

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Creativity, School, and Social Rejection

Lisa Rivero creativity, homeschooling 1 Comment

“To live creatively is a choice. You must make a commitment to your own mind and the possibility that you will not be accepted. You have to let go of satisfying people, often even yourself.” by┬áJessica Olien Are you a creative thinker who believes that you could reach your goals if only others would understand you, if only they gave …

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Creative Public Speaking

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If you are looking for an interesting and thoughtful blog on a variety of topics, be sure to take a look at Presentation Zen, by Garr Reynolds. While his main topic is professional presentation design, Reynolds manages to weave in information and discussion about a host of important and current issues, such as his empathic┬ápiece on speaking anxiety and film …

January 21, 1934

Diaries as Mindfulness

Lisa Rivero Aunt Hattie, mindfulness, nablopomo Leave a Comment

One of my intentions for 2014 is to do a better job of showing up for my own life. Below is an entry from the diaries of my great aunt Hattie, who teaches me daily about the power of paying attention to each day, valuing it, embracing it, and recording it without judgment: 1934, January 21, Sunday Bright, nice day …