From My Kitchen to Yours

Peaches and Cream (Cobbler) – From My Kitchen to Yours

******* The aroma of fresh, roasted or baked peaches fills my spaces with warmth and pleasure. Can you think of anything else that smells like a peach? Oranges, lemons, and limes smell citrusy. Apples carry the scent of clean green or crisp honey. The bouquet of  strawberries and blueberries melt together into a sweet nosegay… Continue reading Peaches and Cream (Cobbler) – From My Kitchen to Yours

Adventures in Imperfection

A Little Lost, A Little Found

“Getting lost was not a matter of geography so much as identity, a passionate desire, even an urgent need, to become no one and anyone, to shake off the shackles that remind you who you are, who others think you are.” ― Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost   Rusty barbed wire lines… Continue reading A Little Lost, A Little Found

A Chorus of Lovely Voices · Guest Posts · Inspirational People

Between Hope & the Highway: A New (and FABULOUS) Novel by Charissa Stastny

Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.  ~~Robert H. Schuller ***** I have the coolest, most talented and kind friends — in cyberspace and fur reals! Today, I’m featuring a friend whose beautiful face you’ve seen in these hallways before. She’s written another book, and I’m excited to tell you about it today.… Continue reading Between Hope & the Highway: A New (and FABULOUS) Novel by Charissa Stastny

Adventures in Imperfection

Nature’s Geometry: An Introduction to Phi Pattern Paradise

“I wonder at the starry pattern in the sky Are they little pieces of moon which want to fly..?” ― Munia Khan *~*~*~*~* Calculus, algebra, and trigonometry. In high school, these were the subjects I was told (and believed) I would never master. Though my mind migrated to right-brain dalliances, I took every advanced math… Continue reading Nature’s Geometry: An Introduction to Phi Pattern Paradise

Inspirational People · Monday Muchness

Pickin’ Wildflowers

I said I wanna touch the earth I wanna break it in my hands I wanna grow something wild and unruly I wanna sleep on the hard ground In the comfort of your arms On a pillow of bluebonnets In a blanket made of stars Lyrics from “Cowboy Take Me Away” by Martha Maguire, Marcus… Continue reading Pickin’ Wildflowers

Adventures in Imperfection

Waking from a Summer Slumber

What angel wakes me from my flowery bed? ~~Tatiana from A Midsummer’s Night Dream by William Shakespeare September~~A month with diary pages written in the charcoal smudge from burning brush piles and a pen pocked with pollen from goldenrod and ragweed. This morning’s words are courtesy of a 4:37 a.m. itch to both get up… Continue reading Waking from a Summer Slumber

A Chorus of Lovely Voices · Guest Posts

How Your Boogeyman Can Set You Free: A Guest Post by Monica Wilcox

Okay, you guys–I have something special for you today. Without giving too much away, I want you to read the beautiful piece that follows with an open mind and heart. In several of our communications, Monica said, “It’s a bit woo woo…are you sure you’re okay with woo woo?”  I told her yes. A resounding… Continue reading How Your Boogeyman Can Set You Free: A Guest Post by Monica Wilcox

Adventures in Imperfection · The Braveheart Chronicles

Me, Jo March, and a Stumble into Grace

*I like good strong words that mean something… I read Little Women in third or fourth grade, and have been channeling Jo March ever since. *Every few weeks she would shut herself up in her room, put on her scribbling suit, and fall into a vortex, as she expressed it, writing away at her novel… Continue reading Me, Jo March, and a Stumble into Grace

A Chorus of Lovely Voices · Guest Posts

sunrise, sundown, swim fast, swim around: A Guest Post by Sammie Schurig

This morning at practice, I realized what one of my favorite parts about swimming is. 11 years in the making, but the Ah-hah moment was worth it. I pushed off on my back at the beginning of our set, and saw my reflection right before I broke the surface of the stilled water. It’s the… Continue reading sunrise, sundown, swim fast, swim around: A Guest Post by Sammie Schurig

A Chorus of Lovely Voices · Guest Posts

Please, Make Yourself (Un)comfortable: A Guest Post by Dailyn Lewis

Monday, June 27th @ 1:43am I should be asleep by now. I normally would have been asleep for hours at this time of night. But, boy, do my nerves have a hold of me right now. Keeping my eyes from becoming drowsy. I keep pacing the room, doing various yoga stretches without any deep breaths,… Continue reading Please, Make Yourself (Un)comfortable: A Guest Post by Dailyn Lewis