Going with the Flow

Going with the Flow

Our granddaughter visited us for ten days, earlier this month. Our time together was a gift in many ways—and a challenge in others. For one thing, the ebb and flow of the freelance life means I can do my best to plan around the busy seasons—but the busy seasons...

Do Not Hold On to Me

I find myself having some real compassion for preachers as I sit down to write this blog post for Easter. It’s Good Friday, and I want to be focused on the here-and-now of Jesus being pulled out of the pit this morning, of Jesus being condemned to death,...

Overflowing

The monsoon season is here. Summer in New Mexico usually means sunny mornings and increasing heat, followed by the buildup of towering clouds and spectacular afternoon thunderstorms. I love the smell of rain, the coolness of the storms in contrast with summer’s heat,...

Birds and Buds

We have a fruit tree near the front of the house. When we moved in I thought it was an apple tree, but a plant professional friend of ours says it’s an apricot. Our first spring here it blossomed prolifically, but no fruit ever appeared. At this point I cannot recall...