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Writer’s Life

Writer’s Life

“You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” —A. A. Milne And maybe funnier than you know… “How was your Bible Study?” Todd asked me this morning. “Good. I’m supposed to laugh more. I don’t laugh enough.” I’ve been studying...
Closing the Circle

Closing the Circle

“Mom, the helmet?” Jackson said.      “Yes?”      “Wear it?”      “Yes.” My son is taking care of me now, I realized, just as I have been taking care of my mother. Our roles are always changing in life. Jackson is the son of Rose, the protagonist in my debut novel,...
As Sunlight Moves Back Morning Shadows

As Sunlight Moves Back Morning Shadows

Hearing the bird whistles I had been deaf to just moments earlier, so noisy my thoughts, I whistled back. Breathing in each sound as sunlight moved back morning shadows while Sitting in stillness, exhaling, emptying what remained of my yesterdays, Craving a refilling,...
The Manuscript

The Manuscript

Day by day, moment by moment present. I had been pulled into a moment and needed a walk. I went to the lake just to see the sun on its frozen surface then turned around and went home before I froze. I had been struck by the words I’d read that morning in Jeremiah...
Truly and Deeply and Madly

Truly and Deeply and Madly

As the story goes, up until 23-and-a-half years ago, I had been looking for love in all the wrong places. Then one snowy winter night in the Midwest, I came to an impasse. Standing on a street corner beneath the glow of a streetlamp, stood a tall man in a black coat....

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