I just returned from a ridiculously fun trip to upstate New York with friends. We've all known each other twenty plus years but it was incredible to be together as our "vacation selves." For the first time I got to see Niagara Falls. Now I'm acting like I discovered it, asking everyone I know if… Continue reading Our Shared Wonder
My husband will shake a thousand hands today. He is a school superintendent. It is high school graduation day for two of the larger schools he oversees. After graduation day his hand literally hurts for two days. He says it is one of those good kinds of hurts. I see it as one thousand stories… Continue reading New Life In Everything All The Time
Our family likes lifting our glasses in a toast and saying "Cheers". I'm not sure how or when we started. I grew up toasting. Recently, my internationally traveling brother taught our family that in most cultures when you lift your glass to toast each person you are supposed to make eye contact. Of course, now… Continue reading Crash!
This is not the blog I wanted to write. I was halfway finished with an entry about God being present in the details of life, scripture supporting that and how our souls thrive on very particular details. I had already titled it Real Life which was the name of a newspaper column I used to… Continue reading Eight Years
My truth telling friend and sometimes blog editor said, "You've become obsessed with light." He was referring to my rather newly found fascination with sunrises and sunsets. He's right, although I would substitute the word stunned for obsessed. He assured me he was using obsessed in a good way. What I've become is awake, awed and… Continue reading Stunned and Astonished