:: Ten Things ::

Ten things.  Right now. 1.  the last hydrangea, clipped and brought indoors 2.  the birch leaves lying on the grass, the patio...autumn is coming, and I'm glad 3.  the pup, lying at my feet 4.  watching a leaf falling from the tree, floating...such a gentle release 5.  a sparrow at the feeder...the birds are happy [...]

Naming (and Claiming) Your World

I read the following passage the other morning, as I was sipping my coffee, the morning light slowly rising.  It struck a chord. Reading and writing one’s world is a way of claiming one’s personhood. …to name your world is to claim your world. …In a real sense, your impulse to write lyric poetry can also [...]

What’s In Store

Ah, September.  In some ways, I’m ready for you.  In other ways, not so much.  But mostly, yes okay, let’s do this. Did you enjoy following along with A Tiny Bit of Quiet over the summer months?  I hope so. I loved putting that series together and received lots of positive feedback.  I’m already thinking about when [...]

It Begins with Tea

Words of now. (no editing)     Tea. Honey. Lemon. An almost-sore throat. Hint. Idea. Trouble. No worry. Today. Just one. Friend. Coffee. Store. Food. Luxury. Car. Highway. Home. Family. Love. Kindness. Understanding. Misunderstanding. Foundation. Exploration. Support. Love (again) (more, please). Always. Forever. Sometimes. Okay. How do you do? Fine. Not fine. Better. Best. Okay. [...]

Something New

I'm working on something new right now. While I love leading my online classes (I'll have a new run of Just Five Things for you soon...next one is in April), I've been curious about bringing things into real time. In a few weeks, I'll have just that opportunity. As a homeschooling parent, I feel fortunate [...]