“Shining…still!”

  Where do I begin? I have always been fascinated by the light. As a child, I recall watching the glow of Sunday afternoon rays as they filtered through my mother’s bedroom window. I was entranced by the dust motes that seemingly danced in those luminous shafts. As I grew older, I observed that the […]

A Final Reflection

Wednesday…. My last “regular class” files out the door upon the ringing of the bell.  There are reminders from me to “Study for your final!” and slightly convincing reassurances of “I will…”  in response.  The door closes and the room is quiet. 28 years… 28 years of papers.  28 years of projects.  28 years of […]

What Success Feels Like

He is a little short.  A little round.  A tad immature, socially. Not athletic…at all. He will probably never be the captain of any team, the king of homecoming, or the subject of adolescent fantasies shared over bedrolls at a sleepover. And he is self-aware enough to be okay with that. Instead of doing his […]

Notes From A Wide-Eyed Optimist

Not a nibble. I’d lost count of the number of applications I had filled out.  The candidate questionnaires I had completed.  My hopes rose each time I checked my email or reviewed my profile views. My hopes crashed with every in-box stuffed only with Talbot’s sales notifications. Nada. Despite all my optimism, all my confidence […]

God’s Hands

I’ve always noticed hands…maybe it was because, growing up, I usually found my hand buried in someone else’s.  As the youngest of four girls, seems someone bigger and stronger was chronically holding my tiny fluttering hand in theirs.  I remember sometimes struggling to pull my hand from captivity; wiggling and straining to be free. But, truly I sought the shelter and strength offered […]