Easter thoughts

Like a lot of people my age, my faith is not straightforward. I struggle to put it in words, particularly acceptable, recognizable words most people identify with faith.  I grew up in a variety of Christian churches. Most were friendly on the outside and controlling once you were in – no instrumental music, communion every …

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An Irish Christmas

It's dark and quiet as I sit and listen to the clock tick this early morning while I drink my tea. I'm back in the corner of the couch in the kitchen I've sat in a thousand times before, contemplating Christmas, family, and jet lag. We're home in Ireland for Christmas!! This is the first …

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Old Souls, Kindred Spirits and the Kindness of Others

Season's Greetings to you all! It truly has been a crazy year. We were literally incapacitated by snow and cold for the first part of the year.  It seemed like every time I started up the car to drive the white-knuckled 5 minutes to work, Katy Perry's "Perfect Storm" was playing on the radio.  And …

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