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In December, I went with my school choir to sing in a woman’s correctional facility. We entered the red brick building, surrendered our licenses, got stamped, and walked through the metal detector. From there we were taken from one locked room to another and dumped out into a yard surrounded by high, barbed-wire-topped fences. Walking … Continue reading Home

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Why My Word for this Year is FEAR

I am told that this whole "word of the year" thing was fashionable a few years ago and is on it's way out. I inwardly rebel to what is fashionable, but somehow last year, a word came to me for 2018, and I took it. Last year's word was PERSPECTIVE, which taught me a lot, … Continue reading Why My Word for this Year is FEAR

Things I Like

Brown paper packages tied up with string (and any other packages for that matter)Being originalVanilla ice creamJoining random words together into a clever hidden trainConversations with people in which we speak emphatically and totally understand each otherSour dough starter and the connections it creates with peopleNew beginningsHand-pieced quiltsPiano music coming through the wallsSurprise guestsChats with … Continue reading Things I Like