Essays

Essays2020-01-24T15:21:52+00:00

A Musing On Truth and Lies

Can you remember the first lie you ever told? I can’t. What I do remember is the flush accompanying the misrepresentation, the internal conflict when the admonitions of parents and priests collided with the need to shift blame, to deny guilt. Even the slightest misdirection resulted in an agony of self-reproach. I was never a good liar. I do not […]

June 30th, 2020|Essays|

A World Turned Upside Down

Note:  I drafted the following essay before our country erupted in chaos in protest of the police brutality and murder of George Floyd. I felt a need to add an uplifting look at the pandemic-infused world. Now, our nation is even more in need of healing. Next month, I may address this canker at the heart of our society, but […]

May 31st, 2020|contemplative, emotive, Essays|

Toward An Invincible Spring

In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy.

For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger –

something better, pushing right back.” ― Albert Camus

April, in the year of our Lord 2020

The map of the world via televised reports grows ever […]

March 31st, 2020|contemplative, Essays, inspirational, philosophical|

One Writer’s Marching Orders

Last month the number of events and activities in which I participate increased. I’m not complaining, simply recounting. I set a goal for myself in 2020 — to increase my networking and presentation commitments. However, the introvert in me prefers the quiet of my writing space to the exhausting meet and greets required of all of us who wish to […]

February 29th, 2020|Essays|

Leaping Into Space

Here we go, knitting up our imperfect skein of days with the addition of an extra twenty-four hours. Leap Year conjures up the image of a mysterious space hiding in time, a special day to be unfolded like a Valentine, unwrapped like a package, cherished like a  precious flower. For this writer, February twenty-ninth presents a rare opportunity to find […]

February 1st, 2020|Essays|