Wearing Black – Where does the rainbow creep in?

When my husband and I were on our honeymoon in Mexico, he bought me a sarong encompassing the brightest pure versions of yellows, reds, lime greens, and purples with carefully spaced sequins. But, the fact that we live in Illinois where winters can stretch for 5 months amidst dreary clouds, I reached for the sarong … Continue reading Wearing Black – Where does the rainbow creep in?

Off the Map

There is a beautifully expressive independent film from 2003 called Off the Map with Joan Allen, Sam Elliott, and Valentina de Angelis, a talented young girl. The parents and the girl, their only child, moved off the grid into the back country of New Mexico. The girl reminded me of me as a child living … Continue reading Off the Map

Feeling lost after loss? Finding your way to faith and trust.

I’m not lost, I just don’t know where I am. I was born to be a vagabond, wandering free without worry of being lost. I was happy wherever I was while trekking. Even as a young child, walking stick in hand, I would venture out into our 10 acre pasture with my pack of dogs … Continue reading Feeling lost after loss? Finding your way to faith and trust.

Fast Cars: Moving Forward Fast, Not Furious

My first car was a $50 1972 baby blue, purple tinted windowed Nova with a huge, powerful engine. I’ve always enjoyed moving at fast, exhilarating speeds. The boys at my high school were envious of such a cool muscle car and rode with me often on the 3 mile stretch of Piedmont Road between small … Continue reading Fast Cars: Moving Forward Fast, Not Furious