A certain phrase that crops up now and again, between my coworker and I. We’ll be pushing papers through the scanner, a trifle mindlessly since that’s what we’ve been doing daily for months now. The internet will choke on itself … Continue reading How to live fully…when you’re a bored scanning clerk
If I could write about anything – anything at all – what would I write? I have asked this question many times. I ask it today, as I gratefully slip out of office for lunch break. It is raining. I … Continue reading the daily strange
Lent 2013 I am reluctant to write now. Surely those of you who read what I write have noticed how I love strong words? Extreme words? Rain weeps, thunder crashes, wind whips, my heart bleeds and breaks and bends … Continue reading coming undone
Don’t you think that stories are sometimes like butterflies? They come unexpectedly, and if you’re not ready with a net of words, they flit away and are lost. All winter long, I walk past a tiny white moth story on … Continue reading A winter love story
—–November I need a new vision for winter. You asked Your prophets time and time again, “What do you see?” When I look at the world turning to winter, I see death. The days get shorter and shorter and it … Continue reading When you need new vision
For all those watching the old year go out and heralding the new; some words for you. New Years’ Eve last, I sat with Celtic liturgy and watched snow drift over Chicago. Tonight snow falls in Canada; tonight will be … Continue reading words for your tryst with a dying year
As I sort through thousands of files of land surveyor field notes from the 1950’s and beyond, I see the same word over and over and over again: RUSH. It is on almost every single file. It is almost always … Continue reading RUSH! RUSH! RUSH!