Can We End Well and Enjoy Coffee, Too?

Community / Creation / Ordinary Life / Safe Place

Dear Friends, Although I’m dedicating this letter to Katy B. who has begun a dangerous journey, please come along, all of you, for none…

Make Me Find Joy

Community / Creation / Ordinary Life / Safe Place

Drought – now there’s a word. Drought. Like California. Like now as I try to write. It’s been like trying to cough up fish…

Calm down!

Creation / Ordinary Life / Safe Place / Work and Rest

If it were up to me I’d be blasting judgment from my throne. I would wipe out – the Zika virus, the ex-president of…

What if Your Treasure Was Worth a Billion

Creation / Ordinary Life / Safe Place

Last month Harper’s Magazine (April 2016) published a fascinating report about a Jay Miscovich, who found what he claimed were hundreds of emeralds from…

Seeing beyond the traces

Creation / Faith / Spirituality

One of the things I love about winter in Minnesota is how tracks are left to tell a story in newly fallen snow. In…

A beautiful, unrelenting foe

Creation / Ordinary Life

In the late sixties we moved from Minnesota to New Mexico. Perhaps because we were used to the rich black soil of the Plains,…

Creation Turned Bad

Creation / Spirituality

Bill Gates recently included a fascinating graphic on his blog to highlight the deadliness of mosquito borne illnesses, a problem the Gates Foundation is…

When Creation Cries Out

Creation / Spirituality

Above me, in the boughs of a massive white pine a blue jay is objecting to my presence. He screams, flies off to do…

The Solace of Asparagus

Creation / Family / Hospitality / Safe Place / Spirituality

[Note: “This article originally appeared on June 19, 2009 in Comment, a publication of CARDUS: www.cardus.ca.”] The first meal I prepared for the man…

Surprised by Age

Creation / Family / Ordinary Life

When I was visiting my daughter, her son Mason, who was seven, quietly took her aside and said, “Mom, could I ask White-haired Grandma…