October 29, 2018

Sweater weather.

Friday afternoon: I arrive at the Mennonite Fellowship Building located behind the church, beside the creek. Laughter. I turn my head. Women are fitting the corners of a puzzle together with other pieces. This jigsaw puzzle has no chance of lasting the...

October 22, 2018

I am in Little Rock, standing in front of capable poets. For half a minute, I wonder why I’m there. These people are smart and know the craft. They have stories, moments, events to tell.

I begin by declaring what storytellers they are and what a great storyteller our po...

October 15, 2018

It’s time for lines, crowds, waves of pink to ripple across the river bridge into downtown Little Rock.

I’ve walked behind others dressed in pink who’ve had breast cancer. Or maybe they loved and honored someone with breast cancer. They walked and remembered. Some walke...

October 8, 2018

I have been highly blessed to have known wise women during my lifetime. What a difference they have made. Sometimes they appeared one at a time, sometimes as a group. Exactly the right people I needed at the right time. And no way could I have orchestrated all that!


October 1, 2018

In the warp and woof of daily living, no one is perfect. No one is doing it just right all the time. You know that, right?

Life can be beautiful like the zinnia and butterfly. Those are days we rejoice. But it’s not always perfect like that. Some days feel out of sorts...

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