"This is a powerful place, when we can find purpose in our pieces, in our imperfect lives. It’s a place that I think Pat Conroy portrays beautifully in the movie rendition of his memoir The Water is Wide." –Momentous Living https://youtu.be/ZTePeZag_yI
Thank you to everyone who commented on this recent post. I appreciate all your congratulations. Funny thing is, it was buried in my archives as a draft and when I started revamping my blog site this week, I accidentally posted it. So, the truth is, I finished my classes in April and was so so … Continue reading After Pounding the Books, I’m Pounding Out My Own Book.
When I'm stressed, I organize and clean stuff. I guess it's my way of getting something in my life under control when other parts are out of control. Organizing energizes me like coffee or exercise or work energizes some of you. This week I've been organizing. And I mean organizing: bedroom furniture, bedroom closet, hall … Continue reading Panties in a Wad
It's been a while since I have blogged. Life tends to get in my way. But then, that's life. Much has been going on though, and so I wanted to update everyone on one of those happenings: my upcoming book. Yes, it's still happening. The copy is almost done, more critiquing and editing is soon to … Continue reading Crap-your-pants Chances
To journey without being changed is to be a nomad. To change without journeying is to be a chameleon. To journey and be transformed by the journey is to be a pilgrim.  —Mark Nepo, The Exquisite Risk As I travel through yet another year of graduations with friends' children, as well as my own, … Continue reading Graduation: a time of shifting
I like to run, but not a lot. Enough to release stress, hang out with friends, and sort through life's challenges. By the end of my runs, life seems better. More manageable. This year my running plan is to finish my book. That will be my marathon. And . . . it will be . … Continue reading Living a Life of Dignity
I mostly make my bed in the morning. But not always. I don't stress over it if it doesn't happen. Recently though, I read something about Robert Frost that makes me want to make my bed every day. You know Robert Frost. "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled … Continue reading The Road Less Traveled
A friend passed this Wendell Berry poem on to me. I would like to pass it on to you. The Peace of Wild Things When despair for the world grows in meand I wake in the night at the least soundin fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,I go and … Continue reading The Peace of Wild Things
I have lots of favorite books. Here's one of my newest ones: her white tree by terri st.cloud. (And yes, she doesn't use capital letters). I've never underlined as many sentences and dog eared as many pages as I have in this book. Here's a sample of her writing. May you live this week like it's … Continue reading i want to live
I just started a new book this week, Strong Women, Soft Hearts, by Paula Rinehart. So far, it's a great book. Here's something to think about from chapter one: "The very struggles we would just as soon skip past become the ticket to gaining what we lack . . ."