The Long View

It might be determined by a casual observer, that I live in odd distance from where it would be expected to find me.  It is by choice but not by plan.  And unlike the city girl of my growing up days I no longer like congested, densely populated areas as a permanent living situation.  Give […]

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What’s A Writer To Do?

Happy New Year!  I’ve been writing a book.  A memoir, if you’re asking me what sort of book it is.  Someone once told me that everyone has at least one story to tell but I believe that within the one story there are hundreds or maybe thousands of stories.  That is encouraging to me.  There […]

Transitions

The little girl never knew how small and vulnerable she was.  She lived in a world that seemed to her both vast and uncomplicated, immense in scale and minute in detail.  And all this within herself, coexisting in perfect balance.  For a long time she never saw a problem with this arrangement.  The boldness of […]

JOY

“But, Mousie, thou art no thy lane [you aren’t alone]In proving foresight may be vain:The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ menGang aft a-gley, [often go awry]An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain,For promised joy. ”  –Robert Burns Who planned for their life to this point in time?  If you had asked me when […]

All the wanting in the world

All the wanting in the world, all the hoping and pleading are puffs of smoke, stinging the eyes and burning the nose, leaving ashy residue on every surface. The fragrance of anxious desires lingers, once it soaks into the fabric of life. It is good to see it, awake to it, and then to wash it […]