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Epiphany

I love this time of year! In our church year, we call January 6th Epiphany, the time when the magi arrived bearing gifts for the Child Jesus. But also, symbolically the time when the wider world (symbolized by those three wise men) came to know about this newborn King. The Epiphany was an Aha! moment […]

Ringing out the Old Year

Three hours to go before 2009, and I am determined to do one more post to my Blog for 2008.This is my commitment to blog more often in this coming year. Blogging (for me) is a means of noticing some specific event of my life, searching out the meaning of that in a bigger way, […]

A Berlin Baby and Other Joys

I’m back! It’s been an amazing few months: An end-of-summer trip to Berlin, Germany to hold my brand new grandbaby Cecilia, who of course, is strikingly beautiful, and coos in both German and English. You may suspect I’m stretching it just a bit, since Cecilia is just two months old now, but that’s how it […]

Celebrations on the Journey

Pictured here, Holly Cupala, Katherine Grace Bond, Janet Lee Carey,our celebrated author,Molly Blaisdell, Judy Bodmer, and myself, PeggyNot pictured: Justina Chen Headley, and Dawn Knight The trials of the writing journey can sometimes discourage us, and then how thankful I am for my writing group, the Diviners. We meet each Wednesday afternoon to read and […]

Catching Air

My almost-ten year-old grandson Jordan attended skateboard camp this week, and I, as his chauffeur learned right along with him. It was pretty cool, if a bit unnerving to watch Jordan zip up and down ramps and half pipes, trying out new tricks. The first trick to learn is the ollie, I discovered. This involves […]

Singing to the Birds

I saw a woman singing to the birds this weekend. She was standing under a gigantic willow tree in my favorite Juanita Bay Park, and chirping and trilling at two birds perched high up in the branches. She eagerly identified the two birds for me–a dusky flycatcher, and a common yellow-throat. “You just missed a […]

Mazatlan Musings

Here I am back from Mazatlan, and it was truly as wonderful as I’d hoped. Iguanas (BIG ONES) on the sidewalks and in the trees, walks on the beach, checking out the flamingos with my grandson Weston, and just relaxing and pondering by the pool as we ate shrimp fajitas. (Mazatlan is the shrimp capital […]

Heading for Mazatlan

Okay, so I know I said I wasn’t going on so many trips this year, that I was staying here at home in rainy Seattle and write, write, writing. And I have been, for the last two months, faithfully plugging away on Finding Nonna, like I committed to in this very blog. I’m actually starting […]

Springing into Spring

Okay, so I know it’s not really spring, but this morning the sun is peeking out, and I saw a yellow crocus, my first one, while out walking. Not only that, I’m eagerly springing back into a rewrite I’ve put off for a long time, a novel called Finding Nonna. (In one version, it was […]

A January Surprise

Oh wonder! Oh Joy! I have the Starbird Ridge Snowflake in my possession–a gift from my sneaky Sis Nancy and her husband Mike. I so wanted it as a memory of my four years Starbird Ridge fiction series with Pockets Magazine. And once my dear family found out about the Robert’s Snow auction to benefit […]