Just a Blog Away: Fishermen and Poets

There is so much creativity and wonder out there in the blogging world and I need to grab more of it in 2018.  That’s one of my goals for the new year. I don’t make resolutions because resolutions are notoriously bad at holding up over time. Goals, though, are doable. Specific. They can be tracked…

It takes two to tango: the wisdom of 21 years together

  When the magic fades and the gray hair grows in When the lines at the corners of My smiling eyes Set in . . . When the shadows fall with a setting sun And specks of light and joy peek through, I will forever be grateful For the day I married you. It’s my…

Summer brain and the start of a new school year

I’m such a cliche.  After having spent the whole week thinking today was my wedding anniversary, I actually looked at the calendar.  It’s tomorrow.  It’s not that I didn’t know the date we got married; it’s that I didn’t know what today’s date was.  I’m blaming it on summer brain. Summer brain is the heavy…

The gifts of 5:00 AM and coffee-cup meditations.

My husband jokes about “burning daylight” if you wake up too late.  I’m less concerned about that than I am about seeing the start of day.  There is something about the quiet beginnings of morning, the way the birds awaken and the sky lightens, that comfort me. It’s a grounding I need, and a space…

Random thoughts, which may be a product of a middle aged brain

I think I qualify as a middle aged woman.  And then the thought crosses my mind that if that is so, I have plans to live well past 100.  This morning, though, maybe because of middle age, my brain is hopping around randomly.  So here goes . . . some random morning thoughts: I’m starting…

What might happen if you had an unshakable faith in the possible?

What might it look like if you had an unshakable faith in the possible? I don’t think that’s as much about “hope” as it is being able to visualize clearly what could happen if . . . We know that research supports this theory of visualization as practice. When we create pictures in our mind’s…

“Give me your worries, Child” Letting Go — and Grace

  Give me your worries, Child Drop them, one by one, into my cupped hands. Name them, call them out for all the worry they’ve thrashed about in your tiny heart. Give me your worries, Child; Each one will rest in my care, Relax your heart from the wear and tear. I will hold each…

An iPhone Sunset, one among millions: a visual cliche

Quick! Click The most beautiful  sunset is the one that hangs  over us right now.  Typical evening . . . Husband and I went out for a walk with the dog.  The night before, I’d grabbed my camera, but only nabbed a couple of shots that I’ll post here.  We’d walked by the creek that…