Advent Day 16: For Better, For Worse

With all of the crises of the world spinning around, demanding my attention, I think to myself, It’s been a while; maybe it’s gone now. Maybe all of that self-pity and loneliness got squeezed out with Mom’s cancer, work, and kids taking up all of the space. A few weeks pass and I haven’t thoughtContinue reading “Advent Day 16: For Better, For Worse”

The First Step Is Admitting You Have a Problem

“There is more to life than increasing its speed.” – Mahatma Gandhi I leave in the morning for my annual trek to the AWP Conference, this year in Boston.  I’m leaving with my homework done for this week, a packet submitted for the program, “spring break” for school waiting after the trip, four manuscripts formattedContinue reading “The First Step Is Admitting You Have a Problem”

The Table of No Return

I just finished going through the stack of papers that have accumulated since Thursday on the table of no return.  Surely you have one of these–it’s the counter/hutch/bureau/table/drawer where the mail, bills, newspapers, checklists, kids’ drawings, homework, and other stuff that needs your attention goes when you need to clear off the dining room tableContinue reading “The Table of No Return”