All posts tagged with: radvent 2012

Radvent day 25: Calm

I have a lot of feelings around the end of the Radvent series each year–relief, some nostalgia, some pressure, hope that people enjoyed it, gratitude to have finished another year. As November passes each year I never think I’m going to do Radvent again. I think I partly do it to please readers who tell…

Radvent day 24: Guiding

When I was growing up, we came to visit my grandparents in Florida every year or so for Thanksgiving or Christmas, or over the summer school break. I remember getting into my grandma’s convertible in nothing but my swimsuit with a big plastic tote bag of beach toys, our sunglasses, a little bag of sandwiches…

Radvent day 23: Holiday

On Friday my parents and brother, Dave and Alice and I packed into a Holiday Rambler RV and are making our way currently (!) to Boca Raton, Florida. My mom’s parents live in Boca and my uncle, aunt and cousins live nearby. I miss them a lot and I can’t wait to spend a long…

Radvent day 22: Wishing

Consider and record your wishes for the new year. Hopes never come true unless we name and acknowledge them. Life isn’t “the secret.” It’s not. We don’t “put it out into the universe” and expect results and answers to come back to us. Naming a wish is step one, and working toward it is steps…

Radvent day 21: Teaching

Today’s post was written by my friend Andrew Ek, a teacher, writer, and performer in Omaha who generously offered to share a reflection on the subject of “teaching” for my Radvent series this year. One of the many things Andrew does that I’m a big fan of is managing the Nebraska Writers Collective, a literary…