Something New

I don't know about you, but to me this Easter feels a little bit...heavy. Easter for me is usually a joyful occasion--the colors are bright, egg hunts are fun, spring is everywhere. It's supposed to be a celebration. Of new life, of new possibilities. Of rebirth. Spring is here this year, just like it is... Continue Reading →

A Hundred Glittering Lights

I love looking at the lights on the Christmas tree. I think that’s what I'll miss most when the season is over. There is a lot of hope in the lights. They seem to contain a million thoughts—a welcome of rest and peace for the moment, promises of hope and answered prayers for the future.... Continue Reading →

Today I’m Grateful

Happy Thanksgiving! If this is a day you celebrate, how are you celebrating today? For me, Thanksgiving has always been a special day. More than the food, more than the get togethers, more than anything really, Thanksgiving has always been about reflection. For me the day is a sort of pause, a day where time... Continue Reading →

The Halloween Parade

Happy Halloween! It's hard to believe that it's been another year already, another fall, another season. It's still early in the morning here as I sit at my computer writing this. Through my window the street is quiet. The sun is out, no one else is. But even though it's early, soon the street will... Continue Reading →

Happy National Read a Book Day!

Hello everyone and Happy Labor Day! Today in the United States we celebrate Labor Day, an occasion commemorating the hard work and achievements of American workers. Because it’s a Federal holiday many people enjoy the day off, and some traditional activities include picnics, grilling and spending time outdoors before the end of the summer. I... Continue Reading →

A Mighty Place

This place doesn't need us. But we need it. It was the first thing that came into my head when I saw it. There are few places that make you feel as though time has stopped. The nature of a tourist site pretty much makes that impossible. There is noise, there are crowds, people jostling... Continue Reading →

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

The first time I went to Ireland it was with someone amazingly, incredibly special to me. When I think about Ireland it will always remind me of that glorious new beginning. Today on St. Patrick's Day I wish you all a happy, festive and wonderful day. Thank you for coming along with me on this... Continue Reading →

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