Tag Archives: stories

This wild & precious moment

The kids have departed.  They now play with their kitty cats on opposite ends of the country. Your blogger is still remembering the last week.  Her son departed for San Diego early last week; her daughter still remained until yesterday.

Posted in July 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 71 Comments

The light of an ordinary trip through pea soup fog to Marquette

Here we are in Marquette, a town 78 miles from our Little House in the Big Woods.  It’s the Big City, kids.  It even has a Starbucks!  How I love the city–just as much as the woods… Barry has to … Continue reading

Posted in April 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Miracle

Here’s what just happened. I was out reading your blogs, buzzing here and there in the blogosphere for the past hour or so, when suddenly a Fierce Desire struck.  I’m never sure what to do about these Fierce Desires to … Continue reading

Posted in April 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth

I used to think truth was something simple. Something one felt.  Something essential.  Something easily revealed. After years of meditation–and the practice of blogging–it becomes more and more apparent that, yes, Truth is very simple.  But it’s extremely complicated to … Continue reading

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The crazy purple exploding mess…

I have a story to tell you.  (Do not raise those eyebrows to the sky.  I caught you!  Of course she’s going to tell a story.) Worst of all, I’m going to tell you a story without photos.  This is … Continue reading

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Why to try the orange toothpaste on your next dental visit.

Earlier this month I had to cancel a dentist appointment.  One of those six month cleanings that we all love. It was snowing sideways and seemed too daunting to drive twelve miles into town. “Don’t worry,” said the kind receptionist. … Continue reading

Posted in February 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 41 Comments

Odd

This is so odd. No words have been rising recently. Have you experienced silent times when nothing–no matter how hard you try–wants to come forth? When the Universe issues a Silence Decree? When all the stories dry up and don’t … Continue reading

Posted in January 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 47 Comments

Tomfoolery of our Santas and Snowmen

Dear readers, it’s just about time to go a’diggin’ down in the basement closet and find our multi-colored Christmas lights and Grandma’s ceramic tree and the reindeer ornament that hangs on the wall by the door.  Don’t forget some garland, … Continue reading

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Finding your way home again

Here is a little story inspired by blog reader Colleen who was fascinated by a recent comment about some of our inky black nights in the woods.  You can’t see your familiar hands, your feet, your journey to the mailbox.  … Continue reading

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Sunrise in silence

Sunrises and sunsets sometimes take our breaths away. Our chattering thoughts quiet. We sense the divine, the sublime, that which rises and sets beyond our ordinary perceptions. A friend on Facebook this morning posted her own sunrise photo accompanied by … Continue reading

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