Time

Time is invisible. It sounds like rushing water or a gusty breeze. It feels like getting pushed down hill with roller skates on….and sometimes…. if we are lucky, or very determined, it can feel like opening a present on Christmas morning. Time tastes like vanilla ice cream all sweet and cold then melted away and […]

Abundance

  Last week I found a beautiful, whole, sand dollar. It is rare to find a whole one that isn’t alive. More often, I find the green-brown ones that are still living and I toss them as far as I can back into the water. I knew how fragile it was so I carried it […]

Close Enough

At low tide the beach where I walk has several pools of water between the shore and the waves. These still pools create a beach walking challenge. If you want to be close to the waves you either have to take your shoes off and wade across the pools, or you have to try to […]

Are We Becoming Cyborgs?

Are we becoming Cyborgs? I just finished working on my computer, taking an online art course, getting to know, and enjoy people who I have never met in person, and most likely never will. I am living in a house where I can lock and unlock the door from the phone that I carry with […]

The Pain in the World

First, I have to say, there is not an answer that will ever satisfy the question, “Why is there pain?” After my six year old daughter died of leukemia I thought I wasn’t going to be able to live through the pain, and I wrestled with God. Sometimes I just screamed at Him. But deep […]

When Something’s not quite

When I finished Gasparilla’s Treasure. I could tell that something wasn’t just right. I knew there was more to the story so I decided to do in depth character studies. Just yesterday I found my research notebook. I had written several pages about each character, things like their favorite color, their fears, their most embarrassing […]

You Decide

You Decide From the moment we wake up till the very second we lay our heads on our pillows at night, our days are made up of a string of decisions, one after another. From simple ones, like what to wear that day, to deeper more meaningful choices like how we to respond to the […]

Where is joy?

Where is Joy, Mama? She is dancing in the wind. She is sparkling in the sunshine. She is laughing in your friend. She is playing in your smile and Splashing on the shore. She is singing with the birds and Opening up a door. And on the grayer days she is  napping quietly  under blankets […]