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A Felucca Ride–and discovering Treasure

Okay, I promised tidbits about my recent four country trip. First stop: Egypt. We (my sis and I, and our tour group of 84 others) started out in Cairo. On day one, eleven of us took a rollicking ride on the Nile River in a felucca, which is an Egyptian sail boat. We rocked and […]

Four Countries in Twelve Days, Oh My!

And the traveling continues, most unexpectedly! Thanks to a lovely gift from my sis Kathy, I found myself March 10th, hopscotching to Rome and landing in Cairo for a twelve day pilgrimage of the Holy Land. I responded as a writer–I journalled every night when we came back to home base on our cruise ship, […]

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 […]