Is it really Spring?
March 29th, 2023
It may be true that I have lived in the Midwest for 29 years and survived winter without too many scars and it may be true that I prefer Winter clothes to Summer ones and it may be even true that I ki... Read More
I don't like the word "eulogy"...
March 22nd, 2023
I don't like the word "eulogy". But like it or not, this is what this is. And if this is too long or feels too personal, please feel free to close this window now. But if you're interested, here it is... Read More
January 25th, 2023
One month ago, today, my mama stopped breathing.And never started up again.She moved from this world into eternity.She slipped her mortal coil.Why are all those phrases easier to say than the actual w... Read More
That Holy Shadow
December 1st, 2022
I love Christmas. I love the surprises. I love the scents. I love the giving (and, I must admit, the getting). I love the decorations and the music and the events that are unique to the rest of the ye... Read More
Putting the garden to bed
November 9th, 2022
It's raining today and I can't help but love it! Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, days like this remind me of the good old PNW, where people don't bother to use umbrellas because they'll just lose... Read More
Under the Texan Sun
October 12th, 2022
Well it took me 25 years of hearing about Cuero, Texas, but I finally got there this past weekend, on a whirlwind road trip that brought me to lands I'd never seen but would like to see more in-depth ... Read More
Lost and Found
October 5th, 2022
This summer, as I was learning my way around the church and looking into cupboards to get familiar with things, I came across an innocuous box in the Volunteer Workroom. This is a box which can be fou... Read More
Autumn? Yes, please!
September 21st, 2022
I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, where winters look like spring in Minnesota (minus the massive surprise snowstorms) and autumn looks a lot like a Minnesota May. Except with falling leaves and no t... Read More
A moment of rest at St. Giles Cathedral
September 14th, 2022
For Queen Elizabeth, St. Giles was a moment of rest for her body along her journey to her final resting place. It was that for me, too. ... Read More
First Things First - Time for Tea!
September 7th, 2022
Tea scum may not be equivalent to the Valley of the Shadow of Death, and it may be stretching it a bit to say that the enemy is calcium carbonate, but still, the image of that table prepared for me...... Read More
First Things First Vol. 1 - Back to reality
August 31st, 2022
Real life is about responsibilities. And that's okay. It's good to care for our families, our homes and lawns. In fact, without responsibilities and jobs we wouldn't have the sense of satisfaction tha... Read More