Tag Archives: life

It’s life and death for them today

Fingers in brown sandy soil thinning crowded avenues of carrots.  I used to despair thinning these deep tap roots stretching down past undulating worms.  How could one decide carrot life or death?  How could one presume to kill this one … Continue reading

Posted in August 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 35 Comments

Coming into wholeness

I have been thinking a lot about wholeness this week.  My friend, Deb, shared a post on Facebook recently about how she’s achieved wholeness in several areas of her life:  as a parent, as a spouse, as a descendant.  She … Continue reading

Posted in August 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 31 Comments

Dance of illumination in the woods

  I sat on the couch this morning watching the mind leap from past to future, yesterday to tomorrow, always spinning a thousand imaginings. Slowly the restless mind settled into the ambiance of the room, the shadows of light dancing … Continue reading

Posted in July 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 34 Comments

Little House, Revisited

When we’re six years old, or seven, or maybe eight, squinting over the big print in the Little House in the Big Woods book by Laura Ingalls Wilder–we’re enthralled with the characters of Laura and Mary growing up in the … Continue reading

Posted in July 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Trip photos that mean something to me

This will not be your usual travelogue.  You know how you sit down after a trip and prepare to tell a story.  You say:  we went here, here and here.  We did this, this and that.  We traveled up and … Continue reading

Posted in June 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 44 Comments

Don’t go believing everything social media says

Please, dear readers, never let your thoughts convince you that Cousin Lindsey or Friend Derek or Acquaintance Daniella has a better life than you. Forget their sixteen pictures of babies, tropical vacations, or happy interludes. Remember that Social Media only … Continue reading

Posted in June 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 46 Comments

“Failed” friendships

I used to think that a failed friendship meant personal failure. A failure to maintain a long-standing relationship.  A failure of the other person.  A failure to work through disagreements or issues or perceptions. A failure of personal culpability, a … Continue reading

Posted in May 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 58 Comments