The Color of Life: An Interview with Cara Meredith

I knew I would want to read Cara Meredith’s book long before she wrote it. One of the first “real” bloggers on the internet to engage and welcome me into her space, Cara’s generosity and posture of learning have been the traits I first associate with her. After reading her first book, The Color of Life, […]

The Red Couch: Raise Your Voice Discussion

It was the early 70’s when my mom became a whistleblower. In her position as bookkeeper, she saw some things that she considered questionable. After a period of close inspection, she discovered her boss was complicit in the mishandling of funds. She took her complaint to the regional office.  Her boss was reassigned in another […]

The Red Couch: Raise Your Voice Introduction

I have long carried this image of myself as a wise, old woman. In that picture, my fluffy white hair smells of lavender and rosemary and I wear long, flowy dresses and handknit sweaters. I spend half my time in a little cottage in Rest And Be Thankful in Scotland and the other half wherever […]

The Red Couch: 2019 Book Selections

I don’t know about you but 2018 just zipped by! I can’t believe we’re already announcing our Red Couch selections for 2019. (And, if I’m honest, I’m already thinking about what we’ll be reading in 2020…) The books we read this year were some of my favorites and, as always, I’m amazed at the timing […]

The Red Couch: The Woman Warrior Discussion

Maxine Hong Kingston “talks story” to us as she unfolds stories of survival: cultural, physical, and spiritual. Told in modular form, The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts is an invocation of what it means to carry story well through intergenerational relationships.  Kingston honors language and body as she presses into the tension […]