Litany: Now What?

I admit it is one of those down-in-the-dumps days. If I let myself cry, I fear I’ll never stop. Health stuff: a suspicious sighting on my mammogram, in both breasts. The need to have my weeping uterus scraped and checked for cancer. Finding myself heading in and out of doctor’s offices. Answering phone call after … More Litany: Now What?

A Gratitude Prayer

Let Yourself Off the Hook. It’s OK to unplug and disengage from the news of the day, from the horror, genocide, war, poverty and sickness that seem to be everywhere. We aren’t terrible people if we need to sit and look at the sky, silently counting clouds, feeling the wind as it shifts. We aren’t … More A Gratitude Prayer


    This month, I am challenging myself to write short blog posts (400 words or less) every day as a part of April’s A – Z Challenge. Today is day one. Each day I will be writing about a word from the perspective of this blog. That is, I will be writing  ‘musings on … More Atonement

Whatever Doesn’t Kill You, Makes You Stronger

“Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Chinese Proverb My mother’s the strongest person I know.  What’s made her that way? Life’s trials and vicissitudes. Death. Divorce. Loss. Illness. Terrible tragedy. My mom, who is now 78, comes from a childhood of domestic violence and abuse. She married my father at 19, and had her first … More Whatever Doesn’t Kill You, Makes You Stronger

This is Water

In Memory of David Foster Wallace “But if you’ve really learned how to think, how to pay attention, then you will know you have other options. It will actually be within your power to experience a crowded, loud, slow, consumer-hell-type situation as not only meaningful but sacred, on fire with the same force that lit the stars— … More This is Water