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
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
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
I have often struggled to know what to read that stretches my mind and soul. So, I thought it be helpful for all my fellow readers out there to see some of my recommendations from this past year. While at Faith Builders I have been asked to read some really good books. Others in this … Continue reading Recommended Reading from 2018
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In my last year of teaching, I knew it was my last year of teaching, at least for a time. I didn't know it in a calculated reasonable way. I didn't know that I knew, but with that ever elusive sixth sense, I knew, “I am leaving here. My time is limited. This will soon … Continue reading Our Sense of Time and Place