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Still Connecting

I just turned 60, a big birthday, and one that has turned me introspective–even more than usual! Turns out, I’m quite proud of myself. Doing fine. Usually, by this time in the course of a year, I have completely forgotten … Continue reading

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Life As We Know It

I’ve been traveling again, this time to Alaska. We were only there for a week, so actually saw very little of this immense state, but heavens! What we did see knocked me sideways. We were given the miracle of fantastic … Continue reading

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Still Writing

Dani Shapiro is my new best friend. She doesn’t know this, alas, but I love her. She’s the author of Still Writing, The Perils and Pleasure of a Creative Life.  I first saw this book in another friend’s home, a … Continue reading

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Circling in

We learn circling in preschool. “Hold hands. Form a circle.” Connect. The practice is age-old   International   and  Iconic   It’s not an exclusively human practice, but it’s part of what makes us human. Pioneers circled up wagons for … Continue reading

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Economics of Abuse: an issue of morality

If I benefit from abuse, am I complicit with it? In early April I spent a week with my husband visiting the deep south for the first time. We went to Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC. During our week away, … Continue reading

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Allowing Inspiration In

“Windows: portals or barriers? Windows and waiting go together. A window is a stage, waiting for what will happen next.” –Henkes I was at my annual inspiration treat last weekend– the Western Washington University Children’s Literature Conference  –where I heard Kevin … Continue reading

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The Black Wings of Darkness

I came across these lines, randomly scrawled in one of my notebooks: “I miss the black wings of darkness. There are things I can’t see in the light.” –Neruda* I’m always tempted by the paradoxical. This one resonates with truth … Continue reading

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Connecting…the year of 2018 begins

This year, I’m going to connect. CONNECT. I think of people of course; relationship is the most important thing in the world to me. But I also think of magnets and snaps and shoelaces. I think of connecting the dots, … Continue reading

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Roma and beyond

I’ve been back home, recovering from my adventures for over a month, and busy trying to catch up with the life I left behind for two weeks, but I want to say at least a few words about the Eternal … Continue reading

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Walking into Rome and the Vatican City

Last day of our trek on Via Francegena di San Francesco. (I finally checked one of my photos of the signs we’ve been following to get the name right, so take due note.) We were tired after 5 days of … Continue reading

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