The Power of Song

The Power of Song

Which of the five senses is the most powerful?  For me, smell is a powerful trigger for memories. Open a can of PlayDoh, and with that first whiff of clay, I’m a five year old kindergartener again. A smell of the lantana flower, and I am transported...
May I Pet Your Dog?

May I Pet Your Dog?

As I crested the hill, I saw him — a little boy with dimples, walking with his parents and their dog — a copper-colored golden retriever. I, too, was walking with my dogs — Koda and Tango, our golden retrievers. Like long lost cousins, the dogs wagged their tails at...
Feel All Your Feels

Feel All Your Feels

Exhausted from a morning of cleaning the house and doing extreme yardwork, Daniel and I collapsed on the couch and turned on the TV. The Pixar movie, Inside Out, was on.  In case you’re not familiar with the story line, in it, the main character, young Riley moves...
DKF-4 United Visionaries!

DKF-4 United Visionaries!

By Christina Miles, 2020 Dragon Fellow At first, the idea of spending a few hours on a zoom call with complete strangers was terrifying. A thousand thoughts circled my mind – what if I made a joke and no one laughed? Or worse…what if I said something dumb...