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by Michelle Van Loon We learn from a young age to have a ready answer to the question, “What do you want to do when you grow up?” The question trains us to think about vocation solely in terms of career: “I want to be a firefighter…a teacher…a veterinarian…a landscape designer…a pastor…a writer…a rock star.” […]

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By Debby Hudson I keep trying to know who I am. Now. In this part of life that is leaving me feeling stranded on a dirt road with nary a sign in sight. Writing helps me process. It often reveals answers or offers a glimpse of possibility. In seeing the words spelled out, black on […]

sun-ocean

By Jessica Galán A steady week of rain and clouds has evaporated—so my daughter and I take to the hare-lip of a beach which offers us cool reprieve, where the only hard choice is deciding which of twenty-six flavors of soft-serve to taste. Bianca and I collapse onto the sand and awaken our palates to […]

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By Jeannie Prinsen Images of retirement living appear everywhere: posters in the drugstore, “Golden Years” magazines, cruise ship commercials. They often feature senior couples in crisp white-and-tan clothing strolling on the beach, their matching silver coiffures ruffling in the breeze. One picture I saw shows a man giving a piggyback ride to his female companion – […]

by Judy Allen The act of leaving the nest is a bit traumatic for everyone involved. I had the opportunity to observe the process in microcosm one summer when a Robin family built a nest between a light and a down spout on our back yard deck.  Baby birds emerged from pretty blue eggs, and we grew attached to our little bird […]

We know websites are never “done”, but we’ve held off on saying we’re officially launching this site as we’ve tweaked this `n that. While we’ve been in the internet engine room trying to make sense of the tech stuff, we’ve had lots of visitors and received some amazing posts we’ve been honored to share. Someone […]

Our friend Melinda Schmidt shared this quote from Sister Joan Chittister’s book Folloiwng The Path. We thought it might encourage some of you today:  We like to think that the young are restless to grow up; we fail to realize that the middle-aged are restless about it, too. But where the young are growing out […]

…stuff we wore in the 1970’s. Stuff like: I loved my gaucho pants (or are they skirts? so hard to tell!), especially when paired with a natty vest and a pair of fake Frye boots. But let’s be honest. These are really bell bottoms that shriveled in the wash. *** Speaking of vests…who thought that a […]