A circle of women

While on retreat with members of my spirituality group, we celebrated the courage and commitment of Mary Magdalene. The gospel of John (20:1-18) tells this story: Following the crucifixion, Mary Magdalene went to Jesus’ tomb and saw it was empty. She ran back and told the other disciples, who headed to the burial ground. The…

Compare and Contrast

This past weekend, we celebrated Independence Day. July 4th is when the United States commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. The Declaration was signed by representatives of all thirteen American colonies justifying and announcing independence from British rule. The most famous signature was that of…

Tell your story

“Not everything that counts can be counted.”[i] Cindy was pregnant when she was diagnosed with cancer. Her child was a toddler when she died. When she realized that the hoped-for miracle was unlikely, Cindy set a goal: to make sure her children remembered her. She chose hospice care for the last months of her life…

My Author Interview Podcast Now Available!

My appearance on Wayne G. Barber Author Hour Podcast  is now available online. Just click the link, and hear my take on the writing process, peppered with the history and legends which spurred me to write.     Both nerve-wracking and fun, the live interview on the radio pushed me way out of my comfort zone.…

Feel the fear — and do it anyway

My grandson lives in Florida. When the family moved in 2020, the new house had a pool. Bonus! — given that public pools were closed due to COVID. Last summer, 4-year-old Patrick hated if his face even got wet. He would stand on tiptoes to make sure that his head was above the water line.…