Today may there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received and pass on the love that has been given to you.… Continue reading Peace Within
I had been delightfully “off the grid” for 48 hours when I got back to work this morning. After coffee and a healthy volley of emails, I checked in on the state of the world for the first time in two days via the local news. TAXES ARE GOING UP! STOCKS ARE FALLING! GAS PRICES… Continue reading It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
I am sitting with ghosts today. They are the company of writers, I suppose. Door-to-door, some come calling with stories to sell. Others, like these, bear witness to memory so that I might find salvation. In their presence, I put words to paper, and pray for absolution. • • • Photo: Ghost Research Society, 1991
This postcard, called “Running with Chickens” was today’s post on the Daily Postcard blog. It made me giggle. And then I thought: Don’t step on the chickens! “The line between normal and crazy seemed impossibly thin. A person would have to be an expert tightrope walker in order not to fall.” – Augusten Burroughs, Running… Continue reading This is what happens when a train of thought runs off track…
Groundhog Hair by Amber Alexander • • • OK, so what happened to January? And what about those resolutions? If you’re up here north of the jet stream, I suspect your resolutions have burrowed back under a couple feet of snow with the illustrious groundhog! I know how you feel—mine are still a bunch of… Continue reading It’s February 8th, Do You Know Where Your Resolutions Are?
It has taken me three weeks to crawl my way through James Agee’s A Death in the Family. Crawl as in slowly, gradually pulling myself through and over the dense landscape of words and pregnant prose. The Pulitzer Prize-winning book is set in Knoxville, Tennessee in the early twentieth century. Woven with themes of loss,… Continue reading The Unread Book Project: A Death in the Family
Several years ago, I had the pleasure of working with my friend and feng shui consultant, Sharon McNamara. Together, we worked on setting intentions—not only for the rooms in my home, but for the rooms in my life. Sharon introduced me to the “bagua,” a chart that relates to nine distinct areas of your life… Continue reading About the Intending