It’s about time

        This blog post is about time. And it’s been a long time coming. I’ve started it several times over the past few months, and each time I’ve run into a dead end. But having recently passed a Milestone Birthday, it feels like it’s time to try...
Hope is the thing with feathers … or something

Hope is the thing with feathers … or something

“Hope is the thing with feathers – ” That’s the beginning of an oft-quoted poem by Emily Dickinson. She likens hope to a bird that perches in our soul, singing a melody without words even in the most turbulent storms, and never asks even a crumb from us in return....

It takes a team

As I write this, my beloved and I are in the final stages of prepping for a 6-week trip to Europe. There’s a lot that goes into planning a trip like this, and whenever we travel together I send up several prayers of thanks that I don’t have to do it alone. Oh, I’ve...

CD4: July 2023

1)    I’m pretty sure I’m not the only person who walks around with my head in the clouds – or buried in my smartphone – too much of the time. But sometimes I remember that whatever moment I’m in is a “never again” moment, and I stop and pay attention. And sometimes I...

Take notice

No one wants to go back to the early frightening days of the pandemic when the world ground to a halt, all the news was dire, and we were all locked into cones of isolation. Uncertainty abounded, anxiety ran high, and I woke up many mornings in a state of vague,...