Muse & Meander

Shaping a Genesis week from the chaos of my life

The shadowy figure of loss

Last week, our family marked a sad anniversary because it’s been four years now since my nephew died. In another month, it will also be four years since my sister-in-law … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Words that resonate–Frederick Buechner

One life on this earth is all that we get, whether it is enough or not enough, and the obvious conclusion would seem to be that at the very least … Continue reading

July 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Collateral damage

Our family will soon mark an anniversary. My nephew Jessi died by suicide four years ago. We are still recovering (as though we ever will).  We miss him every day, there’s … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · 4 Comments

Words that resonate–Jim Carrey

You can fail at what you don’t love–so you might as well take a chance on doing what you  love. Jim Carrey Commencement speech at Maharishi University of Management

July 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Know a kid? Get this.

Nancy Rue has done it again. So Not Okay, a book targeted to the ‘tween crowd, made my husband and I laugh out loud. I read it to him on our … Continue reading

July 9, 2014 · 2 Comments

Road-tripping with Arthur

We’ve been away this week, on a road-trip to Nova Scotia for the annual camping trip with our friend Dave. A recurring theme has been Hurricane/Tropical Storm/Post-Tropical Storm Arthur, and … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · 3 Comments

Words that resonate–Rick Warren

You can’t go around grief, or under it, or over it. You must go through it. If you don’t grieve the losses and disappointments of your life, you get stuck at … Continue reading

July 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Contest–flash fiction

Some friends of mine have a new publishing press, and they have recently announced a contest for flash fiction.  The entry fee is only 5 dollars, and the best stories will be … Continue reading

July 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

People will, if you let them

I used to be a “cup’s nearly empty” person. If I received flowers–they were going to die soon. If it was a beautiful day–it was going to rain soon. When … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · 6 Comments

Words that resonate–Lemony Snicket

If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives Lemony Snicket

June 27, 2014 · Leave a comment


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