In early December, it grew bitterly cold in Arkansas. I stoked the wood stove full day in and day out,… Read more Word of the year 2017
On our last day, I knew something was askew with you. You were quieter. You didn’t tell as many jokes… Read more Living
There are some moments in life when I’m able to vividly recall exactly what I was doing at precise moments… Read more God will
On the most memorable Independence Day of my life, there were no fireworks. Well, that’s not entirely true. I remember… Read more No fireworks
That pesky red-bellied woodpecker. I have stalked that woodpecker since I first noticed him, just a few days after we… Read more Stalking stillness
I have worked the 12 steps of recovery for six years, and the meditation part of the 11th step has… Read more 2014 word of the year
Someday, your father willbuild me a sunroomwith his hands. His sweat steadilydripping, devoted to craftingcontentment in my soul. And when… Read more The real world
*My friend Samantha Hogan has been gracious enough to share my life story with her followers on Facebook. I thought… Read more This is my story . . .