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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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To the Castle!

We managed to find our way back to the trail fairly easily, and started our trek in good spirits, heading out of the town of Poggio San Moiano in a much quainter downhill fashion than we arrived, including passing by … Continue reading

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Beauty Everywhere- Poggio San Lorenzo to Poggio San Moiano

 Today’s hike, and I mean HIKE, since the way was almost entirely up and then down with little traversing, was both glorious and (of course) exhausting. Unlike yesterday’s long distance, today we hiked only 9 miles, but I was very … Continue reading

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The trek begins! Via San Francesco

I want to start with some photos of Rieti, a small city in the very center of Italy. Here’s the proof! It turns out most businesses are closed on Mondays, so Annie and I had to settle for beer and … Continue reading

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On the Road, in the Skies

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Enter into Adventure

This is a test. This is only a test. I’m kidding. This is not so much a test as an experiment. And here it is: I’m going on an adventure. To Italy! I leave tomorrow! And I’ve bought a nifty … Continue reading

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Chaos Boxed

Sometimes my world seems so out of control and out of focus I don’t know what to do with myself. Last year too many big shifting events that carried loss for me happened too close together. As a friend explained … Continue reading

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Open to Success

…and to failure and to mystery and to allure and to…. The point is OPEN.   Waffling on the Threshold Two summers ago I was ready to quit writing entirely. Oh I’d still be a writer (I don’t think you … Continue reading

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