Category Archives: mindfulness

Morel Whisperer

“Beyond words. Just astounding..” ..I heard myself say while taking in the view of blooming forestView full post »

Copperhead bite

I wrote the following tale last summer. Somehow it escaped publication. So, though this cool February day on whichView full post »

A visit from the play fairies…

The sun set yesterday on the riotous howling laughter from the gaggle of kids in my sister’s side yard. They wereView full post »

Ordinary Ecstasy

As with any family, sometimes the days in our house are so long and heavy, I think I will crush with the weight ofView full post »

Some room of our own

There are so many voices in our lives urging us to be faster do more be productive get more degrees get a higher payingView full post »

The man who planted trees

It was movie night yesterday, a once a week event at our house since we’re sort of psycho about TV watching.View full post »

Love and coon tracks

In the late afternoon shadows of our eleventh wedding anniversary Emily shoves our canoe into the Congaree River.View full post »

Radical Homemakers

Last week, I realized my 20th high school reunion is coming up. Bubbly older versions of my classmates will approach meView full post »

sweet homestead dreams

“Ron and I are going to Maine on Wednesday and I was secretly hoping you would clear your calendar and comeView full post »

Facing the fear of the dark

Can you please turn the flashlight off ? I can’t go to sleep. Our little no-nonsense six year old who is on theView full post »

the deep forgetting

We are living a legacy of forgetting. In choosing to forget, we forfeit our basic human rights. to build our ownView full post »

Pawpaws, Chanterelles and enchantment

Pawpaws are ready. pawpaw flower in spring Out there on wet forest banks along creeping black creeks and muddy riversView full post »

unassisted homebirth- my journey

unassisted home birth: my journey to healing matt’s sketch of me pregnant Three years ago today, I was squattingView full post »

where there is light there is also darkness

Lest I be accused of polishing the already shiny moments of our time here in the mountains, I must be honest. WhereView full post »

omens of transformation

the magic wing Last weekend, I apprehended Lori and Jason’s car at the bottom of the drive and asked them whatView full post »