The Mysterious Wave-like Nature of Writing

How interesting that when I am most stripped of thought and emptied of soul, eventually, the sighs rise inside, like ocean waves, and then roll through my pen. Something someone can relate to splashes onto paper; no guile, no posturing, just an honest description of a human dilemma. And when this happens, people relate, and …

Do you ever feel insignificant?

Insignificance: to small or unimportant to be worth consideration. Without power or influence. Have you ever struggled with insignificance? Felt too unimportant to be worth consideration? Wondered why what means so much to you means so little to others? What is it in the human soul that longs to be loved, to be heard, to …

Gulliver’s Release: Writers Need a Voice and Audience

Sometimes we writers need to break free of other's expectations to find our voice and our audience. This poem, Gulliver's Release, expresses these longing: https://youtu.be/KM1ZL8m9ppY Today I relish alone. Just me, curled up on the couch, wrapped in my cozy, white robe. Candles lit as I watch a little bird perch on the roof of …

A Return to Writing: New Year’s Resolution 2022 

My pen lays dormant. Unfettered from the demands of work; yet cocooned for an unknown becoming.  In retirement, days stretch long and lazy. I can now do what my heart desires, and a return to writing is one of those desires. Yet, my former practice of daily writing has reduced to an occasional burst of …

Faithfulness

"Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness." For days on end these words have swirled through my mind and caused me to wonder: What does it mean to cultivate faithfulness during this Covid-19 pandemic that is ripping through our world?  This morning I finally looked up the scripture, Psalm 37:3, and the footnote provided some insight: …

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