Find Your Summer Retreat
Because it’s summer…
Because you deserve to find joy…
Because the world is truly “too much with us” these days…
Find a place where you can retreat from the stress, pressure, cares, sorrows, a place where you feel your own life thrumming through your body.
Savor the land and the sky, the mountains and the water. Inhale the fragrance of lilac, rose, and new-mown grass.
Open every sense to the pleasure of residing in the moment and allow that peace to heal, if only for a little while, the torn and bleeding parts of your soul and psyche.
We are allowed to breathe deeply of the goodness in the world and, renewed, return to advocate for its survival.
The Writer’s Way
Every season has a rhythm, an underlying purpose that drives the land and we who inhabit it. Take a moment to think about the rhythms you bring to each change, the cleaning and organizing, the planning and preparations. Just as [...]
September Blog: Time For A Hobbit Journey…
When the leaves begin to fall and the prairie turns brown and gold, I stare from the porch, unable to resist the urge to strap on a backpack and wander into the unknown. Amid the demands of life in the [...]
Digging Myself Up
No way to sugarcoat this truth, for me personally, it's been a shitty summer. Three rounds of antibiotics for various unusual infections followed by a Mohs procedure (www.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-information/mohs-surgery) for skin cancer that ended up costing me most of my [...]
July Blog: Sometimes I Just Want To Run Away…
READY? What's that old line about "the world being too much with us"? Sometimes the obstacles laid along the road create a wall too high to scale. Sometimes they force us to confront truths we would rather avoid. If you're [...]
It’s June…and Romance Is In The Air!
The absolute BEST prize for a writing contest is publication, and Central Ohio Fiction Writers have that. Sharpen your ideas, flex your fingers, and start writing! And pass the word to all your writing friends!
Ukraine means 'country.' Whatever happened to 'make love, not war'? Where do we go when madness rules the earth? And I think about the mothers... There comes a time in every woman's journey when she faces those two converging paths [...]