A Rising Star

Today I’m thinking about transitions, those in-between times that can be both unsettling and energizing. I worked in higher education most of my life, and for many years I oversaw the annual rite of passage known as commencement. An overall celebratory event, this occasion proved bittersweet for graduates as they hugged friends goodbye before leaving,Continue reading “A Rising Star”

Orchard Pathways

Come run with me on rutted dirt roads past farmhouse, barn, and zigzag fence. Turn with me down winding trails through flowering fields and grasses green. Walk with me on orchard pathways with saplings arranged in neat, hopeful rows. Smell the dark earth where infant seeds sleep, wistfully dreaming about blue skies. Taste the river,Continue reading “Orchard Pathways”