The North Wind is Blowing

I’m closing on the first place of my own in two weeks. Most people would be ecstatic. I’m feeling a little panicked. Buying a place provides me with roots and suggests permanency. I've been an unintentional gypsy for so many years that when the north wind blows, I follow it. Renting has made that a... Continue Reading →

The Terrifying Blank Page

I mentioned last night that I wasn’t going to write down any New Year’s Resolutions this year. I started thinking about that this morning, trying to figure out why I just didn’t want to make my list as I do every year. I believe there’s sometimes a certain level of anxiety when making New Year’s... Continue Reading →

New Year’s Eve 2019

This is my last post of the year. Of the decade, really. I had my little party. Everything is cleaned up, everyone has gone home. It's just me and the pooch, enjoying the quiet stillness that is always more pronounced just after everyone leaves. I can barely keep my eyes open, but I enjoyed my... Continue Reading →

Christmas Just Isn’t the Same

I’ve always loved Christmas. I enjoy decorating and cooking, going to the Christmas Eve services, waking up Christmas morning early so we can eat, open presents, and visit. I’ve always enjoyed listening to Christmas music, too. Being in a new place and being there without Bryan, however, has forced me to change a few things.... Continue Reading →

Advent: Hope

Isaiah 2:1-5 The word that Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. In days to come the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be raised above the hills, all the nations shall stream to it. Many peoples shall come and say, “Come, let... Continue Reading →

The First Thanksgiving

For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been working during the day, making mental plans of what I’m going to accomplish once I get home. Then I come home at night mentally exhausted and unable to do much of anything that requires active brain function. Which is why I'm here at home on a Wednesday... Continue Reading →

Thin Places

All Soul’s Day is a tradition I didn’t have much experience with prior to becoming an Episcopalian. Baptists have a hard enough time dealing with Halloween, much less with a holiday that involved praying for the souls of the dead. But in the middle of one of the most exciting sporting events in Memphis history,... Continue Reading →

Vacationing in Hot Springs

A couple of weeks ago I just needed to get out of town for the weekend. I hadn't had a vacation in forever and I wanted some time for myself. So I packed my bags, dropped the pooch off at his Grandma's, and hit the road to Hot Springs, AR. The funny thing about living... Continue Reading →

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