The Whisper of God

For most of my writing career, I’ve been a novelist. I steered clear from a personal blog for several years because I wanted to avoid exposure. Then, I moved to Chile and a blog was one of the ways I could stay in touch. I wrote honest things, but they were nice things. Things most […]

Madeleine L’Engle Made Me Do It

My husband and I fell in love dodging sparks over a shared affection for travel, coffee and Madeleine L’Engle. I had just finished rereading L’Engle’s treatise on faith and art, Walking on Water, for the umpteenth time, feeling the usual pull to be a writer without the guts to follow the call. My future husband, […]

Dear Writer, We Commission You

May your words and your life bring Light May you carry the torches of Love and justice and goodness and Hope May your words stir up, wake up, shake up, lift up May your sentences be balm for wounded souls May it be balm for your own soul. Where there is cynicism, may you plant […]

Writing and Sweating and Taming Lions

Being a writer is like being a lion tamer. Minus the chance you could get mauled to death. If you are a writer you know exactly what I am talking about. Writing is the wild act of wrestling ideas to the ground and then, somehow, fashioning those ideas so they make some kind of logical […]

To the One Who is Waiting

Hey You, the one who is waiting. I just want to let you know that I see you. I see that you are waiting. I see that you have been waiting. I see that you don’t see an end to your waiting and I wish I could tell you that I see the end. But […]