books

#Reverb12, Day 9 What was the best book you read in 2012, and why?     I lay here in bed, sick, as I write this post. I am also pouring over my memory of the past year trying to remember the books I have read, stacking them against each…

on relationships and christmas stockings

 #Reverb12, Day 8: Considering the idea that nothing lasts forever: what was the most important relationship that you fostered in 2012? How will you continue to nurture it in 2013?    I feel awkward around relationships.  I fumble around in them and hold them as I would a cumbersome cardboard…

welcome

 #Reverb12, Day 7: What’s the one thing you want to take with you into 2013?    In years past I have said I’d take my new-found laughter into the next year, or I would take my new-found appreciation for this or that. Those all remain true. I add to this…

Traveling the Halls, at Midnight

#12Reverb, Day 5: What was your dream destination in 2012 and why?  It can be a town, city, country or region — real or imaginary — and doesn’t matter if you actually got there or not.   There were trips to Disneyland and Sacramento.  We went to Arizona and Texas….

barometric comfort

We’ve been drowning in snow the last couple days and it has been tempting to complain about it. The temperatures are freezing and drivers, once again, take to the roads as if they have never encountered the weather phenomena before.  Simple drives have grown in complexity and my kids have…

Refiner’s Fire

It’s been tough being grateful the last couple days.  I’ll be honest.  The hostilities of the election (now over) were almost too palpable.  The behavior of the citizenry was shameful, on both sides. But in my heart, though I quietly retreated, I was thankful.  So thankful for the bright yellow…