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Bahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh………….. I’m toast right now. And not crunchy buttery perfectly melt in your mouth light brown toast. I’m burnt and crispy and crumbling toast. Right now. At this minute. On this day. I can’t tell you much about yesterday. It’s a bit of an eternity in itself. I can’t tell you much about tomorrow as […]

the kids are right

7 year old Ruthie stands beside the kitchen table and whines, “ughhh… does anyone know how to get rid of growing pains?” She cringes as she dramatically doubles over and presses her fingertips up and down her left foot in slow, dragging strokes. “DUHHHHHHH….” bellows our clearly youngest child, Nora, “Just WAIT for it to go away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” huh. Ruthie […]

I miss her

A few days ago, a lovely woman passed on from this life. I’d known her since I was 10 years old. Privately, I called her “Mrs. Claus” for her rosy red cheeks, stout body and chortle of a laugh. Fittingly, she made cookies that melted in your mouth like a popsicle on one of these […]

Has your heart done this today?

“Shelter! Let’s take shelter from the rain!” 7 year old Ruthie exclaims to Nora as she scurries her doll into the pink and yellow dollhouse. My ears perk. “Shelter.” Right. Shelter can be Grace. A pause from the deluge of chaos and confusion. My mind is easily side tracked these days into how to have […]

Where do we go now?

I used to think that my offering of kindness to the world was enough. That myth is now shattered. I’m sitting in grief and allowing that to roll through. It is ick blick yuck stuck goo. Let it boil and simmer. This is. 5 year old Nora stands in the center of the kitchen, breakfast […]

Into the Woods

There’s heat in my belly. It’s a yearning to help. It’s an intensity wired into my Being. To do something. I’ve written and written and written over the past two weeks. But I haven’t sent you any of it. I don’t have writer’s block. But I do have sharer’s block. I worry that I’ll say […]

A hand raised in the Classroom

I received some awesome feedback on the video version of my written blog this week. I want to share it – and my subsequent digestion of it – with you. You can reach the new reflection clip through the play button on the image above or here. There is space for all of us. No part left behind. Take good […]

The Classroom

  Before we jump into one of my mind’s most recent wanderings, I want to share that I’m experimenting with filming a video version of me reading the current blog. Check it out here if you desire to watch and listen instead of read. And please share with others as it may serve. Sending gratitude. […]