Advent: The First Candle

In November, our lips trembled with the breath of winter etched in frost across the windows. We gazed at dawn’s arrival casting bands of icy glitter on brass and copper oak leaves holding tight to frozen branches, as if they could stop the turn of seasons, suspend the spin of Earth around the sun, butContinue reading “Advent: The First Candle”

Advent Day 21: Winter Solstice

In November, our lips trembled with the breath of winter etched in frost across the windows. We gazed at dawn’s arrival casting bands of icy glitter on brass and copper oak leaves holding tight to frozen branches, as if they could stop the turn of seasons, suspend the spin of Earth around the sun, butContinue reading “Advent Day 21: Winter Solstice”

Advent Day 12: Psalm 36:9

  When I can’t find the light, I look for it in small things glowing. I flick a switch to ignite white bulbs on branches, each reflected four-eyed in the double window pane, multiplying possibility. I find it captured in my bridal veil, cascade of white descending from a frame a foot above my desk twelve years behind me. But some nightsContinue reading “Advent Day 12: Psalm 36:9”

April in Books and Birds

I finished listening to two books in the last couple of days, The Faraway Nearby by Rebecca Solnit and Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott, both of which I highly recommend.  I’m really into figuring out structure of books lately and thinking about the ways that authors assemble their thoughts, especially in nonfiction, and the imageContinue reading “April in Books and Birds”

Westbound and Down, Rollin’ Up and Truckin’

“we gonna do what they say can’t be done. We’ve got a long way to go, and a short time to get there, oh westbound just watch ol’ Bandit run!” Yeeeee hawwwww! https://youtube.googleapis.com/v/uHZJej98_T0&source=uds Tomorrow morning at the wee hour of 4 a.m. I’ll be zooming out of here to the airport for another year ofContinue reading “Westbound and Down, Rollin’ Up and Truckin’”

Status Update: TLDR

I learned a new Internet abbreviation this week, TLDR, as in “too long, didn’t read,” which has me all kinds of sad because, well, here you are on my blog that by design goes “on and on and on.”  I am the definition of “long-winded.”  Before you click away from this page after adding “TLDR”Continue reading “Status Update: TLDR”

Metaphors and Me

This week I’ve been working on an essay about miscarriage and faith.  As you can imagine it’s so uplifting and happy and plastered with joy that everyone is going to want to read it!  …  Or, no.  The good news is that I made tremendous progress from this happened and then this happened and thenContinue reading “Metaphors and Me”

Poem for Valentine’s Day

I wrote this little poem for my husband a couple of Valentine’s Days ago. It’s a little geeky in that I love researching stuff I didn’t know before (like the names of DNA components), but I think even without the DNA, you can get the jist, that I love my husband, and that we’re inContinue reading “Poem for Valentine’s Day”