September 14th 2017

Today is a day of understanding that I have, and probably will continue to misinterpret people. When I realize this, I can step back and rethink. Maybe reckoning is the most important aspect of life. Maybe knowing the reasons why a person does or doesn’t do something that is apparently heinous could liberate everyone. Maybe […]

August 16th 2017

Awaiting the arrival of a missing cell phone for three days and nights makes me feel out of place and time. Did I realize how anchoring it was? And now I am even MORE “anchored” to home without it! Certainly one of the biggest differences between my generation and those that followed is having the […]

August 2nd 2017

And now both of my sons are married. The change for me is more complete; defined yet undefined. Mothers adjust. We continue to leaf out, sway, stand, shade, shelter; holding stress of wind and ice before shedding or melting into the curve of a smile. Learning is always nature-al. Growing is leaning and letting go. […]

July 14th 2017

In two weeks I will be about to toast my second son at his rehearsal dinner. I picture water churning over eddies, rocks, waves and hear the sound resonate. Bubbles catch rainbows and burst. How much of Nature is beyond our deepest understanding—exactly HOW CAN WE express the miraculous beauty or draw it inside ourselves? […]

June 13th 2017

Seems to me that we are now living in a world where the business of $ accounting is more important than the accountability of our compassion. What reflection will mere “accounting” rather than “accountability” have when it comes time for people who run businesses to knock on the pearly gates? Or, god forbid, to walk […]

March 15th 2017

Writing into this black-holed Blogosphere often feels like shooting in the dark. It revives the sense of—how-did-so-many-years-pass-by-already? I am incapable of fully realizing just how much tempus has fugitted! I look beyond the lilac leaves that have turned brown in the frigid air, watching wind blow rivulets across the snowfield. A good news miracle: I […]

February 23rd 2017

Feeling grateful for the renewal of orders for Starboard at Midnight from Branson and Pigeon Forge Titanic museums and especially lucky to have the ability to fulfill them myself. But if anyone reading this might know of a publisher who would like to fold Starboard at Midnight under his/her wing; I would jump the moon […]