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  • 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
  • Grace in Adversity

    Hail comes followed by heavy rain, pocking, flattening and bruising everything in its path. Over and over again. My neighbor says it's also because the night's... Read more

    Posted on 22 June 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • John's Pass

    This picture. I came across it recently and it quiets me. Cross my heart, I remember these nights of my childhood so well. This is how we spent many of our... Read more

    Posted on 15 June 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • The Little Things | Links

    A little something over here today...And here in this space, a few links currently inspiring me.Making ReadingListeningEnjoying This language:When you just sit... Read more

    Posted on 13 June 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Slow and Low

    A storm is rolling in. Outside, the sound of metal clinking together. Long ago used smooth spoons come to mind strung from the branches of old growth trees, onl... Read more

    Posted on 10 June 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Back and Forth, Forth and Back.

    I walk up the hallway, round to the staircase. I walk down the hallway, round to the kitchen. Back and forth, forth and back. The narrow walls pulse and the coo... Read more

    Posted on 05 June 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • I See | Earl Grey Panna Cotta

    "All she wantedwas to find a placeto stretch her bonesA place to lengthen her smilesand spread her hairA place where her legs could walkwithout cutting and... Read more

    Posted on 30 May 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Here I Am

    .Eating an organic frosted cherry toaster pastry - also known as the "hippy Pop Tart", crashing my ultra clean eating streak. Because the kids are at school... Read more

    Posted on 20 May 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY
  • Buoyant

    Stories take shape in my mind from moment to moment. I come to write but I end up staring out the window, kick my feet up on my desk and sip espresso or latte... Read more

    Posted on 16 May 2014 DIARIES, FAMILY