Stories about The Writing Life

Courage in the Unfinished.

There are moments when life seems to flow from the pen in beautiful poetry and prose, and there are times when it feels more like an unfinished sentence –...

Willing. A word for 2013.

I am a hunter, and I am a gatherer – a warrior and a princess. There is something about seeking and finding and treasuring that has value beyond measure....

Praying from Z to A.

It was a rather purposeful accidental thing. I sat in the dark technical booth in the back of the room, with a lighting board to my left and a...

what’s on your list?

I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine. ~Neil Armstrong I wrote once about how the idea of death...

Who I am. Today.

Today, I have a date. There won’t be flowers or wine or fancy food. The picnic basket will be filled with sodas, chips, water – and sweet potatoes and...

I’m Not Writing. Or Am I?

I’ve been beating myself up lately. Don’t get me wrong. Life has been good. Actually, it’s been better than good. It’s been fairly close to beautiful. I am doing...

Fairy-dust or Dirt.

“The notion that only good things happen to faithful people was put to rest on a Friday afternoon at Calvary.” ~William Willimon I’ve been pondering faith today. Not the...

September.

A friend of mine who is a journalist asked me to send my “layoff story” to her as she researches how lives have been changed due to downsizing. I...

Friday and the Unfamiliar Road

It’s been 16 weeks, four days, and 1 hour (give or take a few minutes) since I became gainfully unemployed. I remember thinking as I was driving home after...

My “50 Before 50” List.

(she squirms a little as she clicks “paste” to place the list in this note). This year, if all works out, I will have the privilege of turning 50....
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