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)