Faith

Forward Movement

Forward Movement

4 by / on January 30, 2017, 4:11 pm / in Faith, Poetry

Forward Movement collective hope just flew overhead— squawking joy heading southward unmindful of heaviness below “light as a feather” indeed. i sigh. heavily. collective hope on the move honking gray heavy-bodied lightness it’s the beautiful (though not perfect) V that finally draws my face heavenward feathery breeze    carries away burden shadows (but not, of course, the burden) yet reminds […]

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Into the Woods

Into the Woods

0 by / on December 15, 2016, 2:23 pm / in Faith, Ponderings

Mostly I’ve given over these shortening days and lengthening nights (typically good for writing), doing two non-writing things. One is coming up with hearty (and sometimes sweet) wintery meals like winter squash, sage, & apple cider tortellini, three-bean chili bolstered with roasted corn & butternut squash, and baking Ginger Stout Cake and salted pretzel peppermint bark. Grace Paley’s poem below […]

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On Waiting and Listening

On Waiting and Listening

1 by / on May 1, 2015, 10:23 am / in Community, Faith, Ponderings

Outside the window I can see Jon and Jenny prepping a bed. They will be transplanting a tray of lettuce, covering the bed with row cover because squirrels are back to feast on our beautiful lettuce, and adding irrigation lines throughout the Hazelnut Patch. Mark is at the hooding ceremony for his graduating doctoral students, and I’m sitting upstairs where I can longingly see Jon and […]

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Generous Souls Came Visiting…

Generous Souls Came Visiting…

2 by / on March 22, 2014, 7:55 pm / in Community, Faith, Ponderings

Kim and Sarah came to my house bearing gifts–rhubarb chutney, candied jalapenos, relish, grape juice, tomato soup, bread & butter pickles, peach salsa and dandelion wine. These two women love preserving food, and since I was writing about preserving food I asked if I could meet with them to talk. I offered to take them out for coffee, but they […]

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On Being Born

On Being Born

0 by / on December 20, 2013, 10:59 am / in Chickens, Faith, Family, Ponderings

Part I: Chicks chirp at me from the living room, though at the moment they are mostly sleeping in heaps, settling into a morning nap after filling up their tummies. They hatched out on December 17th, which is kinda like being born, only different. They never met their mamas, but cluster instinctively toward the white thermometer hanging in their brood […]

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