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body spirit

the eyes have it

When I turned around, I met the gaze of a woman in a black burqa. Every part of her veiled, except her eyes. And she had the most beautiful ones I'd ever seen. Huge. Almond shaped. Dark as…


the anti-joel ostseen post on grief

Both Joel and I have written about seasons as a metaphor in relationship to grief, but Joel doesn't seem to understand what it means to actually live with the seasons.…

body feature gratitude

my prince charming

We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. ― T.S. Eliot     Driving on a winding road in…

feature gratitude grief

motherless daughter?

That first Mother’s Day after my mom died? I think I spent it in bed and definitely not on Facebook. I just wanted to get through those 24 hours. Mom died April 10, 2011 and I had already bought…

khaki 2

another day in boy momdom

LinkedIn. Where we craft our professional persona, right? Well, here is how I recently began an email to a networking recommendation:   Dear Beth, Last week my son came home from a day of boy pack marauding wearing a…

ojo river cabin
laughter spirit

an ojo feary tale: part one

Dave, my host at my first night’s lodging in Ojo Caliente, guided me from the moment I crossed into New Mexico. He had warned GPS was unreliable and with a pretty big mountain thunderstorm underway and after 13 hours…

and then there were three

jennifer juniper

I didn’t expect my grief for my dad and my mom to be so different from one another.  Feeling a connection to mom has been easier, perhaps because we are/were so much alike? I can’t yet talk about Dad…