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 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
“I work at the intersection spirituality and ecology.” I must have said this a hundred time at our Savannah Earth Day Festival on Saturday, where I sponsored a booth and met many wonderful people who care about our environment. I don’t think many of them came to talk about spirituality or faith or religion or … Continue reading Happy Earth Day
“The squirrels will eat you out of house and home,” my dad predicted when we told him we were putting bird feeders in our backyard. He spoke from experience. Living in the country in a cold climate, he routinely put out bird food to entertain my homebound mother. In the summer it was bird food … Continue reading The Persistent Squirrel
I had a bit of a disappointment today. I knew it was coming, but it was still difficult to have it actually come to pass. At the same time, however, a couple of wonderful things were in the works: a call from a reporter, a possible trip with a friend, and a return home after … Continue reading The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful
I spent the weekend at January Adventure on St. Simons Island with Matthew Fox and Christena Cleveland. Both were speakers with great ideas and lots to consider, so I hope they have provided prompts for writing for many months to come. However today’s idea comes not from his speeches, but from Dr. Fox’s book, The … Continue reading To Know a Cow
Many years ago, when I was in high school, I wrote a few chapters of a YA novel. I was sure at the time that my creative talent would soon launch my multi-million dollar/best-seller novelist career. And maybe it would have, if pre-calculus hadn’t taken up all my time my senior year. But probably not. … Continue reading High School Revisited (part 2)
I really enjoyed ushering in 2019 with great friends and musicals karaoke. We had more delicious food than we could eat in one night, so I haven’t had to cook two more nights in a row this week. As much as I love to cook, the break is very welcome. But today it is back … Continue reading New Year, New You?
Well, all is calm and all is bright at the Beene’s again this Christmas afternoon. The pork for the tamales is in the crock pot, so I know there will be some excitement later when I teach my son how to roll them, but for the most part, we’re just relaxing. My husband and I … Continue reading Merry Christmas – and Happy Holidays too!
Twenty plus years ago I studied German in college. What I remember was enough to get my family and I safely through a wonderful family trip to Southwest Germany last month, but there were always words here and there to trip me up. One lovely afternoon we were walking around Titisee, a beautiful lakeside town … Continue reading Ruhepark