Words. These abstract things wield such power. They can be used to tear down or to lift up. They help us to share information and to connect us to one another in friendships.  Words are both easy and hard for me. I can take pen to paper and create a beautiful sentence. Some may even... Continue Reading →

Midlife Wonderings

They say we never forget to ride a bike. You’d think the same would be true of knowing how to be in this world. But if this past year has taught me anything, it’s that sometimes we can forget how to be ourselves. You can live 40 years thinking that you knew yourself, and then... Continue Reading →

The Weight of Expectation

She couldn’t see that she was collapsing under the weight of it all. The unspoken expectations. If she was honest, she picked them up herself as she walked along the path. She would see something that needed carrying and pick it up. Or she’d see some work that needed doing and get it done. Soon,... Continue Reading →

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