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Manifesto: Reclaiming the Wonder

I rediscovered this poem I wrote in November 2008 for an environmental writing class. It is a poem modeled after Wendell Berry’s, “Manifesto: …

Keeping Full

I’ve been keeping busy a full life lately. I haven’t blogged since the beginning of January. I don’t have a lot of …

Friendship Letters

This Christmas, my mom sent me home with what she called my “bin of memories.” She wasn’t kidding. The bin is bursting …

An Extraordinary Ordinary Life

Rain is falling steadily outside. Banana bread is baking sweetly in the oven. Leftover frozen pizza from dinner is still sitting on …

The Power of Vulnerability

What is the key to being a “wholehearted” person? What gives a person a sense of love and belonging? Watch the above …