The Device Ate My Homework

My 30 Day Challenge took a back seat as we spent much of the weekend babysitting our grandson, Micah. There is a reason young people have babies, and not people over 60. He is totally fun, an energetic 18 month old, with very cool toys, a spartan but unequivocal way with language, and expressions that let you know his opinions on everything from cars to choo choos to park (all good) to day old waffles (yuck) to ducky crackers (more, more). We memorized the three page instruction booklet that came with this child, and did our best. Since no one has yet invented the ultimate device that can think, write, and watch small children at the same time, I have to catch up. I will really, today.

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About sheilaklewis

As a writing coach, meditation teacher, writer, and academic tutor, I'm passionate about words and the silent spaces between words. In this context, I run book clubs and writers' groups where the resonance of carefully crafted words can spark readers and writers to share their own stories. Connecting through conversation; making memories matter; embracing editing and revision, and imaginative wordplay are some solo and collective outcomes. I came to what I call my "Meditate Write Now" practice after years of art-making, writing grants, curriculum, children's stories, and more. Meditation kept my mind from meandering too far off point and also led me to write from the still point within. May our paths cross in creative journeys across time and internet connections! Other details: My husband and I are the parents of two amazing sons and one daughter-in-law, and smitten grandparents of Micah (born December, 2013). I don't drive, and have lived in the same apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, for too long.
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