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  • a pumpkin parable

    March 29, 2016

    The winter had been long and labored. Though the promise of spring was just around the corner, life seemed muddy and a bit barren….

  • In My Shoes

    May 23, 2012

    What is it about women and their shoes?
    For so many of us, it is a love affair that stretches back through the years.

    The 50’s-style…

  • A Perfect Ten

    May 9, 2012

    Love is blind.
    Except when it isn’t.

    You see me:

    A perfect conglomeration of

    I see you:

    Strength and weakness
    Faith and trust.

    Hand in hand we walk
    Down garden paths and…

  • Darkness to Light

    March 21, 2012

    When your childhood and youth are spent living a somewhat charmed existence, often the darker and uglier side of life isn’t even on your…

  • Where I’m From

    March 7, 2012

    I am from the wind;
    from cornfields and concrete.
    I am from skyscrapers and forest glens;
    from limestone and steel.
    I am from the lilac bush, green lawns,…

  • Full Hands, Full Hearts

    February 25, 2012

    This past fall, our family spent several days exploring Bryce Canyon. Traipsing about the various hiking trails with four small children in tow, we…

  • An Unexpected Romance

    February 8, 2012

    In the late months of 1999, while the world was busy worrying about the impending computer apocalypse, I was preparing myself for a complete…

  • a literary likeness

    January 13, 2012

    A couple of days ago, one of my fellow blogging friends posed an interesting question:
    What fictional character do you identify the most with?

    To me,…

  • Prince Charming

    January 5, 2012

    When I was younger, I had definite ideas about my future husband.

    He would be tall.
    And charming.
    And musical.

    Definitely musical.

    He would be an Eagle Scout.
    A returned…