Facing the Shadow & Taking Time to Listen…

This has been a time to listen.  A time to face the shadow of racism, within me, within my white culture. I remember many painful moments when others were not able to listen to me.  They were blind to their areas of power and privilege.  It took so much courage to...

Tapestry of Time

Sometimes, one has the opportunity to reach a vista of sorts,  A place where one reaches a little height for a moment and can look back on the journey.  When one is in the thick of life, it can seem like a tangle of threads, a confusion of design.  But then, a moment...

A Christmas Eve to remember – the welcome of a child

Dec 24, 2019  – A Christmas eve to remember…..  the welcome of a child. I woke up earlier than normal, leaving the house and walking down the hill in the quiet early morning darkness to catch the West Coast Express from Mission to downtown Vancouver.  My daughter was...

Ode to Indie – my soul friend

Indie – precious black lab angel…almost 12 years old. She’s gone. She’s the first one I was with in their passing. Soul friend. Indie. The one who breathed with me in my laughter and my tears. Ode to Indie You came unexpectedly into our lives And that...

Pilgrimage Ponderings III

Pilgrimage Ponderings III The third place of my pilgrimage in the summer of 2018 was Kildare, Ireland.   And my journey there really began the year before. In 2017 I experienced an event that deeply traumatized me, shook me to my core. I knew a profound betrayal and...