Sunday’s Thought

Sunday’s Thought

“Why must people kneel down to pray? If I really wanted to pray I’ll tell you what I’d do. I’d go out into a great big field all alone or in the deep, deep woods and I’d look up into the sky—up—up—up—into that lovely blue sky that looks as if there...
Kindness

Kindness

The book is done. My assembly term is over. Fall is here. Everything that kept me busy for months and months, from bicycling to writing and all those meetings — the daily schedule beginning with two hours in the saddle, watering the garden, re-habbing the dog...
One Thing Always Leads to Another

One Thing Always Leads to Another

A friend who had asked a favor of me said, “I know you are very busy, but…” Actually, I’m not that busy right now. I’m being kind of lazy. The other day, after my bike ride and dog walk and breakfast I sat down and watched an episode of...
And Now It’s August

And Now It’s August

Last night a big bear walked right down the beach just as I got home from the assembly meeting. I may have missed him had my phone not pinged with texts from neighbors: Brown bear on its way to you on the beach from the south– The bear just walked right by....
Thanks for Missing Me

Thanks for Missing Me

I have been finishing a book…Done! It will be published in June 2020 by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, the same publisher and editor that have made all my books happen, and as they like to say: details to come, and I turned 60 and got the best present ever from...
A Postcard from the Middle

A Postcard from the Middle

When I was a kid, I played with my cousins at my grandmother’s house in Pennsylvania for two weeks every summer. There were five of us all staying in her house along with our parents, although the fathers didn’t stay as long as the mothers, and the mothers...