Let people live in your heart.

A woman named Virginia Pulver is one of my Facebook friends. Yesterday, she posted a video on Facebook that has stopped me in my tracks, it is so beautiful and moving. It was the first of five parts, I would soon discover, telling the story of the remarkable classroom...

Choosing Thomas.

"You turned my world upside down, you did." – T.K. Laux, father of Thomas Over a year ago, I was doing some work in Washington, D.C., and checked my email one night to find a message from someone named Lee Hancock. "Damn girl, you write...

What a beautiful mess this is.

What a beautiful mess this is… It's like we're taking a guess when the only answer is yes. It's like we're picking up trash in dresses. Here we are. We're still here. Oh, what a beautiful mess this is. On this day, please remember the...

It takes some silence to make sound.

Oh, yes. It takes two floors to make a story. It takes some silence to make sound. It takes a thought to make a word. It takes some words to make an action. Life is wonderful. Yes. Many thanks to Leela Neeladevi for pointing me to this. Take a moment....

poetry wednesday.

The Dead The dead are always looking down on us, they say, while we are putting on our shoes or making a sandwich, they are looking down through the glass bottom boats of heaven as they row themselves slowly through eternity. They watch the tops of our heads moving...