A Bear, Tomatoes, and an Exercise in Resisting in Metaphor

A black bear is wandering our small city. Braving the busy main roads, trotting down quiet side streets and into little backyards, finding temporary refuge in the marshes and sparse woods. Two days ago, he was across from my mother’s house, … Continue reading

Bright Green Warm Happy

Mid-May sunshine day, green leaf trees, lilacs in full bloom. At least five projects begun but not finished. A small pocket of time spent editing when I should’ve been writing. Toddlers at the water table. Little birds everywhere. And a … Continue reading

Faith, Miracle and Motherhood

This Mother’s Day I feel settled into motherhood, not so new anymore, not so green. There is a rhythm and a dance and a comfortability in knowing. There is the sacred tapestry of our finely-woven bond of cells and blood … Continue reading

National Parks: 89/365

U.S.A. National Parks I’ve hiked/camped/visited: Acadia (Maine) Carlsbad Caverns (New Mexico) Death Valley (California) Grand Canyon (Arizona) Joshua Tree (California) Redwood Forest (California) Sequoia (California) Yosemite (California) Zion (Utah)