Capturing Conviviality: Last Week of October – Simply Convivial

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This is Harvest Term, Week 4. Fall is in the air, and the school routines have picked up and are starting to stick. I still feel like I’m dropping all sorts of balls, but it’s a sort of getting into shape. Just like I am having to start all over again from the beginning in fitness and weight loss after baby, my “handling all the pieces of life” abilities need to be gradually exercised and brought back up to speed, … Read More

How Housework is Similar to Music & Sports – Simply Convivial

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Awhile back I was listening to NPR in the car, and they were speaking to a musician and athlete. I can’t find the segment and I don’t remember exactly what she said, but she was talking about the willingness to accept the drudgery of deliberate, painful, boring practice being an essential element to sucess in both music and sports. To be good at something, you have to work at it even when it is not fun or interesting or exciting. … Read More