The power of the sun

Fire is useful but also potentially dangerous, even lethal. One need only consider the devastation from wildfires to realize the potential for damage. While hiking at Red Rocks Canyon midday, the blazing sun was a force to be reckoned with. On an exposed trail with limited shade, it doesn’t take long to overheat. Fire, sun, heat–sometimes good…

It’s HERE!

The Curse of the Magic Mirror is finally a book! Bursting onto bookstore shelves everywhere in less than a week! It has been a long process. It starts with the idea (of course!) put into words. It progresses to a video phone call with the famed and talented illustrator, David Trumble. We brainstorm and inspire each…

Poetry for the People

Renee Adams shares poems and books, curating a poetry fence and maintaining a Little Free Library (LFL) in Alexandria, VA. When I happened by on a drizzly February morning, Renee was sweeping broken glass from the gutter, afraid that a car would inadvertently puncture a tire. She maintains separate sections for children and for adults, changing…

Creating a vision for the year

A collage representing things you would like to be or attract to your life goes by the name of vision board or treasure map. It’s a good project to mark the beginning of the year. It’s also more fun when you make one in the company of friends. Our group has extended the visioning process over several…

Words to the Why’s

Jane and I began posting to IndexCardCure (ICC) in 2014. We don’t do it for the money (none earned) or to have essay go viral (we may need some cute kitten videos for that). But it is nice to have readers. According to the stats WordPress keeps on this site, I’ve published 142 essays and…

Wrapped in love

On Tuesday night, my spirituality group presented our first completed prayer shawl to a group member who has been dealing with the death of one loved one and coping with the illness of another. Given that her family members live in other parts of the country, Kris will miss a month of meetings. We wanted her…