The Burnt Fields

as written November 7, 2013 I asked the question, “Where in my heart has this trial been?” and instantly the imagery appeared: An endless vast field, burnt to the ground. The haze of orange fire on the horizon, smoke choking the sky and searing my lungs, driving my body to the ground. The sharp, pale, […]

Cranberry Bog

as written October 3, 2013 I missed the fall on the east coast. Desperately. And against the waves of sickness and sadness I drove through the traffic with Nick at my side to watch the cranberries be harvested in Massachusetts. The Ocean Spray commercials were tantalizing, and with everything in me I wanted to see […]

A Tracker Of Light

as written July 17, 2013 One more time to sit at the feet of The Woman, surrounded by my friends and yet another circle of wives and parents embarking on the arduous and liberating journey of addiction recovery. Unexpectedly, she explained to the group that I was a long-time alumni, that I had done so […]

You Were Made For This

as received July 17, 2013 “My friends, do not lose heart. We were made for these times. I have heard from so many recently who are deeply and properly bewildered. They are concerned about the state of affairs in our world now. Ours is a time of almost daily astonishment and often righteous rage over […]

Speak Louder, She Says

as written February 23, 2013 From Carrie to the group of us engaged in┬áthis: “I accept the gift of my vulnerability. I am willing to be vulnerable to love. I am willing to reveal myself in all of my human beauty and frailty. I am willing to be unfinished, unpolished and in a state of […]

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