hopeful words for a dark world {on Easter Sunday} …

Today is Easter Sunday: celebration of new life, forgiveness and light. But. This world can be dark.  Dangerous.  Brutal. All week long, the violence tearing through this little planet of ours has been weighing heavily on my heart. So today, I thought I’d share a brief snatch of words giving me hope:    Courage, friends… […]

four paws, one cold wet nose, and twelve years of memories …

I don’t often talk in much detail here about my real, day-to-day life.  Today, though, I wanted to introduce you to a special guy whose path intersected with mine for a little while.   This is my fur-brother Eli — my parents’ sweet-tempered standard poodle — who crossed the rainbow bridge on Friday night: A few […]

the thaw …

When the thaw happens, it happens all at once. * Almost two months ago now. We go walking in the woods:  me, T and two dear friends.  New-fallen snow lines every limb and leaf.  The light is pale silver; the air cold, but not too cold. Like Winter is making up its mind. * We have […]