Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A few words

Searching for
connection, belonging

Inspired by
color, nature

Learning from
the universe, myself

Creating with
passion, intention

I am

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Tonight, God willing, I will experience one of the entries on my "life list". A hint:

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I have come here several times in the last weeks to post, and not knowing what to say, say nothing. How this "place" will function for me is still being worked out. Still brewing, like a strong tea.
The recent floods in the midwestern United States have touched my community deeply. New acquaintances lost their home. Many others have lost their homes as well. Many local farms will have a long road to recovery ahead of them, if recovery is even possible for them. Acres and acres of lost crops. Crops that help feed our nation. Crops where planting dates and productive time in the soil means everything. The reverberations of that loss will touch us all. The recovery process of the community, the county, the families, will be ongoing for a long time. To try and describe the flooding to people who didn't see or experience it... the words "unbelievable" and "indescribable" are the only words I can produce. Even now, a few weeks after the flooding, the aftermath in many places is still unbelievable and indescribable. People need help. Everywhere. People like you and me. Two-income families. One-income families. No-income families. Families who were making it through before, now need help. Families who struggled before are struggling more now. They need clothes. They need shelter. They need food. Federal help will go to those at or near poverty level. The rest have to try to rebuild their lives on their own. Imagine you lost everything. How easily could you replace it? Have you ever felt fear? Despair? Depression? Our families and our communities need our helping hands. And our prayers.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Spring is here. Nevermind that it should have been here three or four weeks ago... Daffodils blooming. Trees budding. Birds singing. Seeds sprouting. Screen door in use (and slamming eagerly). Dreams realized.

I went for a walk in the woods a while ago and took special notice of all the mayapples coming up, along with the unfurling fiddlehead ferns. Fiddleheads have a taste that some say is similar to asparagus, broccoli, and beet greens. There are lots of interesting fiddlehead fern recipes here: I can't wait to try some of them.

If your weather is keeping you inside today, here are a few of my favorite blogs you may wish to explore.