The Return

I. Goodbye family who cannot bear the weight of me. Goodbye family whose deep pain my own frame cannot bear. We hung on for so long to outdated expectations to what we used to be failing each other, sinking our intertwined souls until it sickened, almost killed our...

Hate Within Me Now has a 3-Minute Shelf Life

We thought the Alzheimer’s diagnosis would be hard. Then, that the slow losing of mom as we knew her would be beyond hard. These things seemed shatteringly difficult for so very many others. How could we expect anything else? But we’re nine years in now....

Girl’s Feet

poet, artist find the space your place outside the race where mind goes empty ego floats to grace go there every day No matter what every day if only for a moment Go there Go there Go There now. Can you feel the earth? Her spinning rhythm? Feel your strong and...

How to Greet a Seal like Eva

It’s really foggy here today. I can see the end of the dock but not much else out there. The whole world looks like a down pillow from my window. As Eva and I walked the beach this morning, a curious seal poked her head out of the water to watch. Thanks to the fog and...

Noticing a Miracle

Our pair of resident bald eagles have been away from home for more than a month — off on a river fishing working vacation, we’ve heard from other neighbors — after their baby grew up and left the nest in August. I didn’t realize how much...

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