Tag Archives: Writing

Charting a New Course

I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen … Continue reading

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Poetry and life

Life runs by so quickly and today I’m robbed of yet another precious hour.  I sit, South Carolina sunlight slanting softly through my shutters and wonder where another week has gone.  My faithful companion, Jordan lies at my feet, life … Continue reading

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Inspired by Wendell Berry

The Peace of Wild Things,  by Wendell Berry When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go … Continue reading

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Back to Basics

The beginner’s mind is what we must all come back to every time we sit down and write.    Natalie Goldberg, Writing Down the Bones For weeks now I’ve struggled with my writing.  Each time I sat down to a … Continue reading

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Can you imagine? Are you a dreamer?

If the world were 100 people. When I watch this video I sit back and breathe, and I try to imagine a world in which all people have the opportunity to be their very best. When I watch this video … Continue reading

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Grateful for simple memories

Our friends from Atlanta are coming for Thanksgiving.  I’ve been friends with Kay since 1978 when we worked together in a bank in Denver, Colorado.  She was footloose and fancy free in her single school-girl days back then.  Now she … Continue reading

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When it’s all over

  Mary Oliver is the poet I go to when I get that jittery, over-stimulated, stressed out feeling. Her words help me to find my real connection – to nature, to the meaning of life. Like many of her poems, When … Continue reading

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Remembering Mom

Three years ago today my mom passed away.  She had the biggest heart in the world the sweetest smile, and although she seldom shared much about her life with me, I cherish the few stories I did learn.  This is … Continue reading

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Peace begins with me

     Peace begins with me. Reconciliation begins with me. Healing begins with me. So when you practice deep breathing and smiling to the pain in you, and vow to begin anew, when you practice loving kindness, taking care of … Continue reading

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My Metamorphosis

Several weeks ago, my husband Ron, came rushing in from outside.  He’d been “making his rounds,” checking all our plantings, nurturing them as he nurtures me each day. “You’ll never believe what just happened,” he told me,  hardly able to … Continue reading

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