. . . to think always kindly and highly of others, this is great and perfect wisdom. Thomas Kempis, The Imitation of Christ The storm passes and, for now, there is a little bit of sun in my eyes. It’s way too cool for June. My weather app shows a significant warming trend once we
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. Cicero It’s hot—thirty-two degrees Celsius hot. I’m standing at my community garden plot, hose in hand, watering and plucking the odd spring of dill that’s become a persistent weed since the gardener next door let a forest of hers go to seed.
She feels about being alone the way most people feel about chocolate. Anna Quindlen, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake I intend to speak to no one today except for my Yorkie, Maya. I will bathe in solitude and sunshine, spending an abundance of time on my deck with my manuscript, a notebook, and a
Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home. Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life I set a personal intention that this will be a writing summer and, on the heels of that, add reading. I’m giving myself permission to spend long and lazy
That feeling stayed with me for months. In fact, I had grown so accustomed to that floating feeling that I started to panic at the prospect of losing it. So I began to ask friends, theologians, historians, pastors I knew, and nuns I liked, What am I going to do when it’s gone? And they
Another week has flown by--it's amazing how quickly the work week goes when you take both Monday and Friday off like I did this week! It's been an exciting week since the official release of Two Hearts and I've been blessed to hear from a number of kind folks who have already read the book. I treasure
Today is the day I've been waiting, for what seems like, my entire life for. Book Launch Day! I'm pleased to announce that Two Hearts: An Adoptee's Journey Through Grief to Gratitude is officially available for purchase in both print and Kindle format at Amazon in the US, the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain. I also