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The Thread of Poetry in the Span of Life: Announcing ‘Space Between’

                      I’m happy to share some exciting news!  

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Revisiting Beauty

A friend recently gave me John O’Donohue’s book, Beauty, and it helped explain why beauty is so important to me. If you have read my memoir, perhaps you recall the last paragraph about beauty: “We can own a photograph, or … Continue reading

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Shhhhh! Argue At A Whisper!

        My husband and I usually work through a disagreement before going to sleep, but after a stressful day of travel recently, we were too tired, and the excitement of having a family weekend at Lake Tahoe … Continue reading

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Extroverts and Introverts

Do you get your batteries charged by being at a party, or by being on your own? When you go home alone do you reach for the phone or sigh and settle into a good book or movie? These are … Continue reading

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On Kindness

Of all the qualities that augment good in the world, I believe kindness is number one. Kindness is a doorway to the heart. It is something we learn (or not) from childhood. If we have not been treated kindly, we … Continue reading

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Untangling The Family Web

When a friend took me to see “The Wild Center” in Tupper Lake, New York, last weekend, a giant spider web captured my imagination. It reminded me of something I learned while writing my book; that while the family we … Continue reading

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Persistence

            When was the last time you pushed yourself to do something hard? Do you remember how you wanted to stop, or take a break? But you kept going because it meant something to you … Continue reading

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Loving the Space

I learned something this week about how to see things in a different light.

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“Take Out a Box of Crayons and Keep an Open Mind”

            I was having dinner with a friend in San Francisco on our return from New Zealand, and she told me a wonderful story. Her son teaches kindergarten, and on Martin Luther King day he … Continue reading

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The Geography Of Soul

            Perhaps my years as Geography major at Middlebury College have not been wasted after all. I think I was just looking at the wrong maps. In the external world I am exactly 180­­° off, … Continue reading

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