Blessing for November

May November bring you a wonderful new start, a time to realize what is most valuable in your life; wild, pleasant dreams, joy and comfort throughout any suffering, a creative awakening to make consistent progress in projects, and unending love.  Bye bye, October! 🙂

Author of the Day: Anne Sexton, and I’m Home

What I like about Anne Sexton’s work is her ability to be herself in her poetry, to write honestly about her life experiences and feelings no matter how morbid, to draw from biblical images (at least I think she does), and to be bold and use the imperative.  I really like her imaginative imagery, especially…… Continue reading Author of the Day: Anne Sexton, and I’m Home

Honeymoon: Mountains, Evergreens, and Rain!

I am writing this from windy, rainy, but lovely Vermont where I am having my honeymoon.  The wedding (Saturday) went really well–my husband, Dan, is still working on the pictures.  There are so many!When I think back, I remember trickling water and a peaceful lily pond, smiles and tears, delicious food, laughter, holding hands, kisses,…… Continue reading Honeymoon: Mountains, Evergreens, and Rain!

"If I Was in the Boat with Jesus" featured on Community of Catholic Bloggers

A previous post of mine was published today on Community of Catholic Bloggers.To read it, please click If I was in the Boat with Jesus.  Thank you! Hope you’re all having a fun-filled and/or relaxing Sunday! God bless you. 🙂 :)*P.S.  I have updated my “about” page and have a slightly new header and color…… Continue reading "If I Was in the Boat with Jesus" featured on Community of Catholic Bloggers


It’s been awhile since I’ve posted here.  This is probably the longest I’ve gone without updating my blog!  I will be absent from time to time as I am getting married on the 22nd of this month!  There has been a lot to plan, and we still have more to do, so I haven’t had…… Continue reading Slowly

iPod Writing Exercise

 Guidelines taken from The Midnight Train of Thought: 1. Take a Technological Purveyor of Music (such as an iPod) and set it to shuffle.2. As soon as the first song starts playing, start writing. Don’t put too much thought into the process, and don’t bother trying to force the writing to the song — just let…… Continue reading iPod Writing Exercise