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My Favorite Classroom

It’s back-to-school season, but you might say I’ve been in summer school since July 4: the day I got married. I never knew that marriage would be my favorite classroom. I also never knew that no matter how much reading I did ahead of time, nothing woul…

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The Corndog Compromise

When Jared proposed this spring, he had a wedding date in mind: July 4. Beyond the general delight, I was also delighted he’d already thought of the day. I was game for the holiday wedding—we’d have anniversary fireworks forever! The venue that fi…

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Solstice Eve

Solstice EveOn the longestday of the year,I want to choosethe shortest pathto joy—the onewith no distance,no time. The one we can knowas close as our skin& in any season. I want to go to sleep& come awaketo this lengthy day, to s…

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Hope of Stones

Paris, New York, San Francisco…and Southern Oregon! A dream lineup for a poetry book tour, and I’m so grateful for the friends in each place who helped make this happen.Hope of Stones is ready to greet the world, and you can pre-order it via my …

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April in Paris, Anyone?

Come with us!Deep Travel is heading to Paris in April! We have two spots left on the trip, which runs from April 4-10. For six splendid days, our small group will be exploring the City of Light’s boulevards, bridges, bistros, galleries, patisserie…

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The Feels

A year ago today, I drew this compass to illustrate the five feelings I wanted to cultivate in 2019.The four points: joy, peace, prosperity, and grace. The heart-center: harmony.I started to write the words onto the compass, but then I realized I wante…

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Big Gratitude for All the Little Things

Happy Gratitude!Little things can bring such big delight. Like receiving photos of my new book, Living Large on Little, trotting the globe from New Zealand to Kansas (with a few furry bibliophiles, too!) Thank you, thank you to all the readers! An…

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Big Gratitude for All the Little Things

Happy Gratitude!Little things can bring such big delight. Like receiving photos of my new book, Living Large on Little, trotting the globe from New Zealand to Kansas (with a few furry bibliophiles, too!) Thank you, thank you to all the readers! An…

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Living Large on Little: Part 3

And one more installation from my forthcoming mini book: Living Large on Little: How to See the Invitation in Limitation. This vignette is from the section on patience….When I taught high school on a tiny, Micronesian island, far, far away,…

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Living Large on Little: Part 2

This month, a second installation from my forthcoming mini book: Living Large on Little: How to See the Invitation in Limitation. It is divided into sections of vignettes, and the following bit appears in the “Joy” section….The idea that an…

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