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city kid grows up

My city kid spent part of spring break in his old neighborhood. Whenever I think about how quickly time has passed, I remember riding our elevator not too long after Max was born. I was holding him when Sarah,…

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pilgrimages

This week has brought into deeper focus, through repetition, the theme of pilgrimages. I am working (yes, right now it feels like work) on a writing project (notice I can’t yet claim it as a book) that on some…

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just write…

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? – Mary Oliver Recently I began  the ritual of  morning pages. Although Julia Cameron recommends 120 days, that is too much of a commitment…

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Thanksgiving

  Oh friends, there is so much to be grateful for. I awoke at 6am and accompanied by my faithful friend Cody spent a few hours finishing the preparation for today’s dinner. Last night I posted on Facebook the…

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mums

My brother David brought me the two most beautiful potted mums this fall – one bright yellow and the other deep red. Watering one day I noticed one small flower “that was not like the others”  (please hum the…

grief spirit

peach rose and glass bud vase

I carried pasta, bread, grapes, muffins and a peach rose to the back door of my neighbors. I had just heard that John’s sister had died that morning, from her journey with lung cancer. I had known this time…

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become the voice of god

Well, that’s a hell of a sign for a Friday afternoon – huh? I have been struck the last few days about how we can be (and often are) the voice, face or hand of God every single day.  Most days…