When It’s Hard to Trust in a Season of Fear

When I first Monochrome by H.M. Jones, I felt like I met an author who knew my life story. H.M. and I hit it off right away when we began working together under the old Gravity Imprint with the now defunct Booktrope Publishing. That’s what it is like when you…

The Youngest Female Aviator

It stands to reason that after teaching for so many years I would have the pleasure of seeing students grow up into amazing young adults who would approach the world with a ferociousness I could only be proud of. I find myself feeling a bit of maternal pride as I…

Gravitational Pull

When I was in college I had a strange experience in that I had to be x-rayed so a doctor at my university’s medical center could determine why I was having difficulty breathing. As he and I studied my x-ray together in awkward silence I, in my youthful fear for what…

Fight and Flight

There are many times during motherhood when I have felt the fight and flight response which is why I asked my good friend Kelly about Mother Warriors right before her first grandchild made his grand appearance into this world. I knew she would offer her own unique perspective of what…

Good Morning House

#Reverb14, Day 11: What tiny rituals: signal that your day is starting; help you ease into a creative project; give you closure from an intensive task; or mark other significant milestones in your day?   I’m not sure when it began exactly, but I remember our ritual beginning when my…

A Time For Reverence

#Reverb12, Day 29 What word did you select to be your travelling companion in 2012? What word will you choose to guide you through 2013?     I began 2012 wanting to look on each experience with reverence. I wanted to hold moments in my hand and love them tightly…