I took a week off from writing so I could “retreat” to the mountains for prayer. I spent five days with 90 of my closest contemplative friends, and yet I was completely alone. Because, of course, the other 89 were far away on Zoom, in their homes or in other retreat settings around the world. … Continue reading There was an Airplane….
I like having other people around as I dream and imagine.
I have a million and one excuses for why I have taken a break from blogging – and they’re all good. At first I was looking for a new job and that really drained more energy than I expected, but surely I’d be able to write once that pressure was off my plate.I started a … Continue reading The Green Post-It Notes
After my writing retreat a few weeks ago, we all sent around lovely emails to acknowledge what a gift our time together had been. And then the fateful email arrived in my inbox, jumbled up with the good wishes in such a way that I had no idea it was so dangerous. “Does anyone want … Continue reading The Horror – and Exhilaration – of Deadlines
A few weeks ago I was at a writing retreat in North Carolina and went for a walk among the beautiful leaves of a North Carolina autumn. While there, I felt a call to walk along the Pigeon River, which ran along a path near the big field of the camp. The path got smaller … Continue reading Excerpt from The Labyrinth
So, I’m not the greatest aquarium keeper. It took me forever to get the water chemicals and pH balanced when I first got my fish seven or eight years ago, and many poor tiger barbs, guppies, and tetras met their maker while I tried. Then there was the time my YoYo loach hid in an … Continue reading One Very Tiny Fish
I am at a writer’s retreat in North Carolina and that seems like a great time to start writing blog posts again after a little hiatus. I’ve been doing some intensive discernment and might soon have some fun news to share more widely, but there’s now time again for writing. Burnt Orange I am … Continue reading Burnt Orange
I had a few minutes today to listen to a podcast from DuMore Improv about “Accepting without Judgement.” It’s a good way to spend 28 minutes, and I have to admit, I checked e-mail at the same time so it was a productive half hour. Of course, if you take the time to listen you’ll … Continue reading The Yes in the No
I am enjoying a wonderful weekend with my whole family putting on a performance of Peter Pan at the Savannah Children’s Theatre. I have a tiny ensemble part, my son is one of the lost boys with a little solo and my husband joined the tech crew last week, helping Peter and John fly. It … Continue reading Opening Night Aftermath