When We Went Down to the River to Pray

[From the archives. I’m on my way back to the river today.] And Talk. And Sing. And Eat. And Rest. Sunday night, late, my dear husband picked me up at LAX. He even parked the car and came inside to meet me at the baggage claim, which I  claim as a love offering. So how was […]

Resolved to Broaden Your Horizons? Here’s Help

Guam in Winter New Year, New You?  I’m easing back into my “real life” after visiting my daughter and her family over Christmas. On Guam. I enjoyed the slower pace that results from honoring small childrens’ napping requirements. Or maybe it’s the parents of small children who require the children to nap. I luxuriated  in […]

Watching for Zebra (Again)

The Frio.  [I offer this encore post because I am away at the Lodge through Sunday. I expect to have new wonders to share upon my return.] What I Learned at Laity Lodge I’ve been home two weeks now, and I’m still unpacking. Not my suitcase–it’s empty and back in the basement–but my heart. I told […]


A First Thing It’s the image in my mind when I awaken, these days. A small child, perhaps age three, sits in the corner and listens. Bigger people are talking about some fantastic destination: Maybe a tropical beach. Maybe the zoo. Maybe Disneyland. The child–let’s say a boy, with blue eyes and straw hair–sits and listens […]

The Baby Book Led Me Astray

Me, Cadence, Elaine. January 14, 2013 My daughter’s been on my mind lately. She was here, just a few days ago, on a too-quick visit to claim her firstborn and return with him to the family’s new home on Guam. We squeezed a whole lot of living into those few days, talking and eating and […]