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Christmas: a Time of Joy and of Loss(0)

December 1, 2018

There is a season for everything,
a time for every occupation under heaven.

A time for embracing
and a time to refrain from embracing.

A time for losing
and for keeping, a time for letting go.

There is a season for everything. More

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3D Faith

We were nearing the end of a writing workshop and it was time for questions. Given the subjects covered, I expected queries about submissions, publishers or maybe agents. But the first question was, “Do you think writing is like meditation?” and from that evolved a vigorous conversation about the spiritual aspect of inspiration and creative expression.… More

In Winter

In winter the earth seems to slow down and even though the days are shorter the nights are much longer and slower! It’s good sleeping weather and perhaps hard getting-out-of-bed weather! The dark mornings seem to be saying “Don’t get up yet, no hurry!” The bare branches of many trees leave skeletons waiting to spring into life again when the time comes. … More

Don’t Leave

For age is opportunity no less
Than youth itself, though in another dress
And as the evening twilight fades away
The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

It was May 2016, and my husband and I were planning to be in Baltimore to celebrate the graduation of our granddaughter from Loyola College.… More


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