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”

Reverence

It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know the sense of wonder and humility. Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder, 1965 When I began this particular quilt adventure back in September of 2020, I didn’t know where it wouldContinue reading “Reverence”

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”