Live Reading: A Prayer for Faith

A Prayer for Faith A wise woman told me  If you’re going to be a faith-keeper  you better step out on  faith. Though sometimes faith  appears a just a thin sheet of ice spread over the water tenuous at best  on the first day of  spring. Do you notice how it  shimmers at dawn? Can […]

Redemption: A Poem

Redemption     i have been unwanted and I have been desired   i have been praised and I have been called names   i have been pushed down and I have been held up    i have been torn down and I have stood up    i have been neglected and I have been […]

Happy Birthday;or What Now?

December is my birthday month and Sunday is my birthday. This is my personal “new year” and traditionally the time when I reflect the past year and plan for the fresh one on the horizon.     As you know, I’ve had lots of time on my hands lately (ahem) due to unemployment and now […]

Shame and Courage – Part Two

 A few days ago I was scrolling through my Instagram feed and came across this image on the comedian Amy Schumer’s page: I didn’t hesitate to save the image and share it on my own page with the following comment: I am one of the one in four.  Shortly thereafter I got a text from […]

Start With the Problem

I was talking a good friend recently about the state of my writing life. She said something to me that resonated deeply. Start with the problem, she said. To be honest, she was referring to a lesson she has learned as an editor and in working with developing stories, but it works for me and my […]