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  • Smoke and Sparkles

    I am rooted, but I flow. (Virginia Woolf)Coffee and words this morning. Our world is covered in a blanket of fog and on my desk smoke swirls. Lately my prayer... Read more

    Posted on 13 January 2015 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Little Hand

    Last night, in the middle of the night, Sully called out to me. Mom. In a daze, I went to him and slipped into his bed. This is what I do; no sense in... Read more

    Posted on 07 January 2015 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Cabin Fever

    Tomorrow the boys will go back to school. For the last weeks they have been home, which is to say they have either been loving on each other, hating each... Read more

    Posted on 05 January 2015 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • I Think...

    I think when you just give in and listen to whatever music is in your soul, it’s pure joy to jump around, dance and laugh. I was born with music inside me. Musi... Read more

    Posted on 27 December 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • A Little Less

    Between this year's fall family portrait season and volunteering to co-chair the literacy committee at my boys' school (which basically meant giving up most of... Read more

    Posted on 14 December 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Fresh Start

    In disclosure of full honesty, I gladly shut the door this morning on my family as they left for the day. The silky threads atop their heads smothered with my... Read more

    Posted on 05 December 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Thanksgiving Eve

    Drip coffee in my cup with a thick swirl of eggnog this morning. I just left the kitchen, talk of dreams and rejuvenation - or not- and better dreams with feet... Read more

    Posted on 26 November 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Quick Math

    My sons have created this thing. It is something of a game and it always begins like this: How old will you be when...? When I'm six, Theo, you will be eight.... Read more

    Posted on 13 November 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Something Big Like That

    When I was a kid, I remember wishing to be one of three things when I grew up someday. In no order, I wanted to be a school bus driver; a baby deliverer; someon... Read more

    Posted on 27 October 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Subtly Shifting | Pumpkin Bran Muffins

    When I was growing up, one knew it was fall because the smell of citrus grew thick in the air. And that might be a stretch. Halloween was just Halloween. Read more

    Posted on 25 October 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • And Begin Again

    Theo is our early riser. Every morning he is up before any of us. He is quiet and self sufficient and seems to enjoy this time to himself. He is always in one o... Read more

    Posted on 14 October 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • She'd Never Thought Before...

    “She’d never thought before how strange a cornfield can look so late in the year, all the stalks dead where they stand. The country had always just been work... Read more

    Posted on 10 October 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Lingering at Union Station, and Links

    We have settled into this new season. It is threads of golden light. Apples with a breath of cinnamon rest low and slow on the stove top. Read more

    Posted on 30 September 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Simply...

    ...what did it mean to fervently, wholeheartedly name a desire? May you feel protected and safe. To speak out of a deep yearning - to set that yearning loose... Read more

    Posted on 18 September 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • I Am Here.

    Tongues at work. Talk TodayShe could did for an hour or more.My first her, who gave me words.Then at the end, before, merely Oh!A moment of ... of more,... Read more

    Posted on 28 August 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Impossibly Grateful

    The sunlight was spilling into the room sideways. Theo and Sully were draped over my body. One was tucked in next to me with an arm resting over my chest. Read more

    Posted on 12 August 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Growth

    They paced the house in circles, here and there a moan escaping pouting lips. The weight of their "we are so bored" words started pulling at me in all the... Read more

    Posted on 15 July 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Open for Life

    For many months now a specific thought has been making circles in my mind. The thought was really a message and I know that now because when the universe and Go... Read more

    Posted on 09 July 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Where I Rest My Head

    I was reading an essay recently and I cannot tell you a single detail about where I read it or who wrote it. Those details did not stick. Read more

    Posted on 01 July 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Today

    When I wokeI was alone,I was thinking:so this is how you swim inward,so this is how you flow outward,so this is how you pray.-Mary Oliver, five am in the Read more

    Posted on 29 June 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY