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Spirit of Life-part one

“Spirit of Life”–that’s a big title for an occasional blog to tackle, but this April was quite an adventure in spirit for me. Years ago I painted my image of God. I think of God as the Life Force, the Chi … Continue reading

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Large Heart, Large Hands

I’ve had this card taped to the door of my office for years. I so enjoy Susan Mrosek’s artistic creative whimsy (check out her website at http://www.ponderingpool.com ), but it’s the sentiment behind this card that captured me from the first. … Continue reading

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VOICE: My Word for 2019

Despite my angst surrounding choices (see last month’s posting), VOICE quickly popped into my head as my word for 2019. If the concept of choosing a word to inspire you each year is new, check out  “word for the year,” … Continue reading

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Choice: the panic of a natural ditherer

I am one of the buzzards in the old Jungle Book movie who sit around shrugging. But with me, I take on the roles of all them. “What we gonna to do?” “I dunno. What YOU wanna do?” “I dunno. … Continue reading

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Exploring Truth-the scary realities of revision in memoir

I just finished taking a class online about issues of truth in writing fiction and nonfiction. By nonfiction, this class meant memoir. The teacher talked about using truth (our lives) to color and form our fiction; we were also going … Continue reading

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The Duality of Adoration and Despair

I am in grief, as I believe much of the human world is these days. I ache for the oppressed even as I try to understand the oppressors. Many people I know seem to be grappling with this: “How can … Continue reading

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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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