Pale Gray Life {a story) part 2

By On October 27, 2015

Sammy’s front door swung swiftly with her touch, rocking him unsteady as he reached out to take her hand impulsively, eagerly, inexplicably.  Blackening flurries rustled them quickly through rising puddles on the cracked and… Read More

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Beyond This Moment

By On May 25, 2015

This is now published on Elephant Journal! Unexpectedly life shifts under our feet. Whatever we are attached to can be torn from our grip. The pain is not from letting go; it’s… Read More

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Weaving Knots

By On November 14, 2014

  Death defines us.  It closes the doors of our perception beyond what we know for sure.  And into the unknown, our departed journey without us.  When a parent dies young, death… Read More


Shake It Off: Everygrrl’s Anthem

By On October 21, 2014

    I think it’s time to shake it off.  Like, really.  Shake.It.Off! Snap out of it. Let it go.   Chill out. The world is a tad bit cray cray at… Read More


Retrograde Parenting

By On June 22, 2014

It could be this massively powerful mercury retrograde, or this massively retrograde year, that’s keeping me treading water in a rather deep and murky parenting eddy.  I’m the kind of writer that… Read More

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Pale Gray Life {a story} part 1

By On March 27, 2014

He walked briskly, ducking under the eaves along the lane, trying to remember the lyrics of that song.  The rain pattered his shoulders, echoing the notes as he swung the old paint… Read More


Going Slower

By On July 11, 2013

We came screaming into summer from the hard pressing world of competitive life, aka systemic schooling and sports.  It’s a collision most parents know too well.  Some react by preempting the collision… Read More


Summer Food Challenge

By On July 10, 2013

I have been busy in my garden, chasing kiddos with a hose and mending screen doors so far this summer.  I thought I would share with you some of our adventures which… Read More


This Is An Intervention

By On June 30, 2013

I have not been able to write all week, not because I don’t have plenty of ideas to spin or healthy food challenge news to report, but because my children never, ever… Read More


More Than Meets The Eye

By On June 19, 2013

Pictures, updates, small talk.  It’s all true, the way stories can be woven in many lengths and meander down a dozen paths towards the same destination.  And as confessional story teller, I… Read More