Why I Write

Why I Write

Why I Write Just last fall I started publishing some of my personal writings. I have been writing various snippets since I was a teenager — journals, outpouring of raw emotions, essays. I have never been particularly consistent or disciplined about it. In...
Girl!

Girl!

Girl! I suspect that I was a precocious toddler.  I don’t have any stories about being particularly verbose when I was young.  But knowing how my brain has always worked, and how my oldest son was, I was likely the kind of kid that liked to articulate words “bigger...
Sharing Santorini (and Beyond)

Sharing Santorini (and Beyond)

Sharing Santorini (and Beyond) Time with family is always special, and important.  But having the opportunity to spend time with my older brother, Dave, in a few absolutely gorgeous spots on the Earth — well, that is magical.  It is not just that we got to share great...
Power of Silence

Power of Silence

Power of Shutting Up! I attended the funeral service for the dad of a great friend today. t was held at a Catholic church, and the priest delivered a good (and graciously short) sermon.  He made several biblically grounded references, of course, but his theme was...
She is my Sister!

She is my Sister!

She is my Sister! I am the youngest of 5 siblings.  And, I’m the baby — by far! My older siblings (3 sisters and one brother) were spaced about a year and half apart. I believe my folks figured they were done with four. Then about 6 years after my next oldest, here...