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THERE ARE THINGS WE DON’T KNOW.

  There Are Things We Don’t Know. It’s Saturday. I’m home and I’m bone-tired and road-weary. By nature, I’m not a late sleeper, yet this morning I slept until the sun was decently high in the sky, streaming in my window to awaken me to a quiet house. Nine a.m. Unheard of for me. I…

Let me tell you about HOLDING ON LOOSELY – Opening My Hands, Lightening My Load, and Seeing Something Else

Oh Happy Day, Friends! Wanted to share a little tidbit with you from the HOLDING ON LOOSELY files. There are lots of working parts to getting this little gal released, but it would all be for naught if you weren’t here to read it. I feel like most all of you have an idea of…

What Comes Next?

This question has been on the tip of my tongue almost every day for the last year.   I’ve wondered if another COVID lockdown is coming or if the current one will be lifted.  I’ve wondered if mask mandates will be lifted, or more rigorously enforced, or if we’ll be asked to wear them forever.…

The Book Cover is Here, The Book Cover is Here!

  Hello Friends! As I write this, I’m in New Mexico fully wearing the hat of Dovie for two whole weeks. I have turned loose of my regular life for this one, and I’m totally into making funny faces, singing silly songs, baking cookies, painting rocks, and playing magnetic paper dolls.  In this big old…

Putting On Rain Clothes and A Little Surprise

A joy bomb.  It’s what kids are at Christmastime. It was the best kind of early Christmas gift a few days ago when I picked up our four-year-old grandson to come spend a couple of nights with my husband and me. He reminded us of all the simplest things about Christmas.  He asked us details…

THE MORE THE MERRIER.

The more the merrier  has been a saying I’ve lived by all of my adult life.  It’s been a way of celebrating the holidays for our little family from the beginning.  Our children always loved the gathering of people at our house—gatherings that never looked the same from one year to the next.  When the…

The Mama Vault–#11 WE SEE YOU

The following essay first made its way into the blogosphere as a guest post at HeyKailyMae.com.  I’ve linked that website at the bottom of this post.  Thought I’d post it here as well, just in case you missed it!  As always, I’m so grateful you take the time to read along with my writing.  My…

SHARING LIGHT.

There’s a room in this old rock building that is my home.   It’s where I spend most every morning.  I was worried when we moved here it would be too dark, with its west-facing windows.  There’s hope for the day in the very first ray of sunlight, and I crave it in a way I…

The INVITATION. Unhanding Prejudice.

(The following is a chapter from a finished manuscript which I hoped to publish before year-end, but of course 2020 looks nothing like any of us planned for.  So for now I wanted to share his chapter, which feels especially relevant to these days we’re all living.  Peace to you all.  Dana)     I…

TURTLES IN THE VAN

  Twenty-seven years ago has never seemed so distant as it does now.   Until recently, it seemed to me the gap in time between then and now was filled with usual changes one would expect–changes in the costs of things, in hairstyles and in clothing trends.  Changes in parenting styles, music, and of course in…