strong offer Friday : come, retreat with me.

I must think more clearly when I am near the sea; all my 2016 and 2017 retreats are planned near water. June 2016 Do you falter when people ask what you do? Do you yourself know your own gifts and how to best live into them? This retreat, Clarify Your Strong Offer,...

poetry wednesday : come into the presence of still water

The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great...

In a world of danger, we use what we can.

When I was little, I thought that if I held my tongue up over my front teeth, nothing could happen to them. So, for example, if I fell down the stairs at school (not at home, silly; only rich people had two story houses), and got my tongue up there in time, even if I...

What I learned about Prince from tuning my piano

The cherry wood is likely a faux finish. It didn’t matter. This was the spinet piano I grew up playing, taking lessons from Mrs. Myrtle Muench from the time I was four and my feet didn’t hit the pedals, to when I graduated from high school. I walked to her...