Acoustic Vacation

Sunrise on Oahu’s North Shore. The Incredible Sweetness of Being, Part Nine I unplugged for this vacation. My husband, Rich, and I flew to Hawaii to visit my daughter, Elaine, her husband, Rob, their boys, Cadence and Sawyer, and Little Miss Kidney Bean, due to be born in September. They’re stationed at Pearl Harbor, for now, […]

Enough Already!

Barely. Barely is Enough. Brownies, Cocoa, and Sufficiency Lost in the brownie-baking ritual, I greased a pair of well-loved pans, fitted a paddle to my red Kitchenaid stand mixer, measured sugar into its bowl. As the butter and sugar whirled and spun to spectral creaminess, I reached for the cocoa box. Its near-weightlessness stunned me. […]

Driving by Faith

Our Mountain.  Heading Home in Fog We’ve had springtime weather here, cool and damp, with promises of rain hanging in the sky. I’m leaving work, destined for home. It’s a short drive, as commutes go: the city gives way to countryside in only seven miles. When I reach the cows on a hillside above the intersection […]