I Won’t Be Overwhelmed

January 29, 2013 0

Well, we’re wrapping up January and this month, this first month of a new and hopeful year, has slipped through my fingers like water. Life moves at a rapid pace, moving, moving, always moving. But I pause today to say, I am hopeful. I am content. Of recent this song has been in my soul, … Read more

Grieving Tonight and Ignoring the Stupidity

December 14, 2012 0

The news of the day has left me speechless. I first learned of the tragedy on Facebook and I’ve spent the rest of the day growing more and more annoyed by what I read, heard and watched. As people finished sharing facts, they moved into opinion, speculation, emotion, exaggeration, blame and beyond. I have chosen … Read more

How to Take a Christmas Smoke Break

December 6, 2012 6

I’ve always been a bit jealous of smokers. No, I have no attraction to the smelly clothing, the jittery mannerisms or the inevitable health problems. I tried a cigar once because I thought it was cool. As I gagged and turned a nice color of nauseous I realized it wasn’t. No, the appeal is not … Read more

Learning to Sit With It

November 16, 2012 7

Today I join the Five Minute Friday crew in a virtual “writing lab” of sorts.  Each week a single topic is presented and we write for five minutes straight. Simply that. Here is today’s entry. Stay I’ve written before of the power of rhythm in life. My life has had the rhythm of restlessness. In … Read more

Getting Healthy {songs that shout}

November 12, 2012 5

Welcome to “Songs that Shout”, drawing inspiration from song. Each post features a song that in some unique or unusually way connects with our hearts and lives. For each song featured I’ll try to include the audio or video, lyrics and short commentary. Please share below what you hear shouting in this song. (Please watch … Read more


Elections, Community and What I’d Like to Say to You

November 6, 2012 7

Well, it’s Election Day. I’d like to add a few comments to the pile of political discourse surging through the online experience these days. To the Uninvolved: You gotta vote. You just gotta. Community is a word thrown around far too easily these days. We talk about being community, finding community and promoting community. And … Read more

Combustion: By Denis Collette

“Strangely Warmed” Breaking the Numbness of Life

November 2, 2012 8

Yesterday I was up at 2:30 am to get to the airport for my newly re-scheduled flight out of Baltimore back home. I joined lines of frantic travelers with a joint vision of the growling, gnarled face of Sandy chasing us out of town. I was leaving two days ahead of schedule. I was disappointment … Read more

The jump is so frightening…

September 18, 2012 9

Walking through the Virginia Highlands in Atlanta (with a cup of the world’s best gelato, of course) I absent mindedly wandered through a boutique. And this quote caught my eye – caught my heart. “The jump is so frightening between where I am and where I want to be… because of all I may become … Read more

There’s a Hammock in My Living Room

September 17, 2012 2

Yup. It doesn’t belong here but there it sits, taking up a half of the living room. After a year and a half of working hard to turn our house into a home, our back yard was actually presentable, beautiful, even inviting. My Man decided, we needed a hammock! It’s the single piece of lawn … Read more

In Praise of Rhythm {my life as a band nerd}

September 5, 2012 2

Confession time. I was a band nerd. A real, authentic band nerd. Flute was my instrument of choice and I have to say, I did ok. But my true love was always the percussion section. Or more to the point, the percussion players. Truth is, there wasn’t a school year went by that I didn’t … Read more