life stories

beginning a new year

Traditionally, today is a “me” day. The house is shockingly quiet after weeks of laughter, sister squabbles, tears, and conversations. We are returning to school and schedules. I’m breathing in the quiet, but find myself surrounded by lingering vibrations of time together. As I slowly collect Christmas decorations, I find lists scattered here and there…groceries… Read More beginning a new year

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the hill

There is a big hill at the end of the route my family takes on our usual walks and bike rides around our neighborhood.  As my kids have gotten older, I have been impressed with their strength as we get up the hill.  Their ability to pedal up the hill has increased, though, depending on… Read More the hill

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sanctuary

Hi! Remember me? I started this blog a bit ago, after life’s curvy paths made me want to honor and share my voice in a new way. October, my favorite month of the year, appeared and i was so excited about what to offer you and eager to hear from you as this community continues… Read More sanctuary

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intersections

I love a to-do list. Specifically, I love a to-do list with squares beside each item that I can check off with satisfaction. Check. Check. On to the next thing. The thing is, even with a paper filled with check marks, I often don’t feel satisfied. There is more I could have done, of course.… Read More intersections

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make me an instrument

I don’t have anything to write that will be neatly tied together. Today, I’d just like to offer my perspective on things in a real, here-is-something-I’m-just-going-to-place-gently-over-here-and-maybe-you-can-hold-on-to-a-little-bit-of-it-when-you-need-it kind of way. North Carolina is radiant with sunshine and perfect fall-like weather today, though it’s just the beginning of September. The light from days like this is so… Read More make me an instrument

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(re)birthday

Today is my (re)birthday. Facebook won’t notify you, and if you’re close to me, your planner or phone won’t tell you. Perhaps you have a similar birthday; something that is a definite marker of before and after in your life that you will always honor in some way. A year ago today, I had brain… Read More (re)birthday