Low Places

When you're at the bottom, you have nowhere to go but up. Or so I have been told But no matter how hard I try to believe this (and other "truths"), I come up short I think the folks who say such things have a generous / steady / reliable foundation to build their sureness … Continue reading Low Places

Five Years’ Time

Five years ago tonight, you were a new babe in my arms, fresh from an unknown place where life begins for some and ends for others. I could not have begun to imagine all the things you would do, all the ways you would learn and grow and change in such a short time. And while the … Continue reading Five Years’ Time


The first time I heard a song from Sleeping At Last (the moniker of singer-songwriter, producer, and composer Ryan O'Neal) it was like falling in love with music all over again (I wrote a little about that first song here). I can't explain it, but I feel such a connection with everything about his work—from the … Continue reading Life