Ancient History

“It is only possible to live happily-ever-after on a day-to-day basis.” ~Margaret Bonnano

by Beatrix, age 9

On or around January 1, 2015, Beatrix asked if she could do the annual Lifenut New Year poster for 2016. I said of course she could. She did. Presenting a piece of art that exemplifies the happy hopes we hold for the coming year:

by Beatrix, age 9

Beatrix said, as she scratched […]

Younger Siblings Suggest Tattoos for Their Almost 18-year-old Sister

Fire up the laser!

Aidan is closing in on 18. Last night, we were talking about the trend of brand-new adults running out to get their first tattoos the moment they’re legal. When I turned 18, the big thing was to buy lottery tickets and avoid committing felonies. Now, it’s all about the ink.

Occasionally, she has brought […]

“Note to self: finding a cool quote and writing it in your journal is not a substitute for Getting. It. Done.” ~Betsy Cañas Garmon


This year’s poster was made by Tommy. After taking last year off, he felt he was the man for the job this year. This year’s poster is the tenth! What a happy tradition to maintain.

Wishing you a happy, blessed, packed-with-good 2015.


As per tradition, former New Year posters (and their […]