Tag Archives: Friendship

Saying Yes

We had work to do in the morning so after lingering in bed for a bit, we rose and got to it. I had some stories to frame for a trade publication, he had calls and in between working I … Continue reading

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I thought I knew you: A letter to the other side

Dear Friends and Family that are Trump Supporters: We are standing on opposite sides of a canyon and no amount of reaching across this divide helps us to touch. The walls are slippery and jagged and our heels are dug in and … Continue reading

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Helping him die

There was a tiny perfect pin-sized droplet of blood on his leg, vivid and red, alive. He was lying in my lap, motionless. Rob reached over me with a tissue to dab his leg, where the IV had been, and … Continue reading

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Practicing letting go

We are practicing letting go, wondering how we will say good-bye to the magical and anxious little man that follows us from room to room. We are without a map or clear directions on this journey and find ourselves a little … Continue reading

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Children = Hope

      I visited Ghana in June of 2013 with Routes to Africa founder, Chris Bierbrier and for me, the trip was incredibly challenging. I was in a state of cultural shock and mighty embarrassed that I was struggling. … Continue reading

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United We Must Stand: Children or Not

Dear sisters: When I was a stay-at-home Mommy (do they even exist anymore?) there was a nasty undercurrent vibe with embers that were whipped into full force flames by the culture of the late 80’s and early 90’s. The competition was … Continue reading

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One year later: Boston Marathon Bombing Emotional Aftermath

In the movie, Circles, an intensely beautiful film, a series of tragic events is put into place because of a pack of cigarettes. The film is based on a true story taking place in Bosnia and follows the impact upon … Continue reading

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Frontier Flight #215: Open to help

He was staring blankly, slack jawed and skin the color of milk on it’s way to going bad. His body was loose, and he was wearing headphones until his wife pulled them from his ears and slapped him, calling him … Continue reading

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There is no five-step process to your life: A ramble against checklists

“Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery that it is….Touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace.” … Continue reading

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Personal bests are better when shared

I am not a woman who is afraid to be alone, and have become used to solo adventures traveling to places like Tulum, Kaui, and Italy by myself. I spent the majority of two weeks in Rocky Mountain National Park … Continue reading

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