I don’t know about you, but today for me was a full day. You know the ones, where you get pivots and unexpected shifts which can be challenging to navigate. I came home to find that all my peoples had similar days. There were tears, disappointments, boundary-drawing (no, you cannot play Xbox when you are… Continue reading Off the top
I spent nearly ten years as a stay-at-home mother, and one practice continues to nourish my soul. When the boys were small, and the summer sunshine long, I created “Nighttime Lights.” All the curtains in the house would close, all the lights would get turned down, and I would create an artificial twilight to send… Continue reading The Turning-In Time
I have a small spiral notebook that I carry in my purse. One of my goals this year is to write more, and as a working, busy, full-schedule mom and wife, there are moments when I have a great spark of an idea, an epiphany. They’re amazing. And short. And often, they fly away as… Continue reading “This is the Ugly Book”
I don’t know about you, but I’m in a season of life right now that is WORK. Work at work, work at schoolwork, work at schedule, WORK. And some days take all the guts I’ve got in me. Today was super-full, and capped off with hosting the office Christmas party, and for this high-functioning introvert,… Continue reading The List
This goes out to anyone who’s ever read my stuff on Facebook, who’s enjoyed my wry humor, who likes to interact on this wide jungle gym we call social media. I write this, tongue firmly in cheek, because I have a burning desire to lay groundwork in a completely irrelevant medium, to people who may or… Continue reading Here’s the deal
I’ve been busy, writing words and words and words and words. Graduate school is comprised of reading and writing and writing and writing. Therefore, the flow of words has been diverted elsewhere. Never fear, I still think of y’all. There’s been a loss in my family this week, which might be the reason I’m here… Continue reading Where have all the words gone?
“Listen to this song baby girl. Listen to the words . . . but also listen to the music. Do you hear that? Honey: if the space around you became visible to you- if you could suddenly SEE the air surrounding you- it would look like that music sounds. The space around you is not… Continue reading Excerpt from “Only Words and Music and Angels”