Once upon a time…

I had my first baby and started a blog. That was in 2005. Nine years later, I had my fourth baby and stopped my blog. I spent the next year taking care of that baby and writing handwritten letters. Every day from March 9, 2015, to March 8, 2016, I took what I could say to the masses and doled it out to one person at a time, one letter at a time. I didn’t want my Letter Project to end.

I still write some letters, but now I write about writing letters, about what I learned in the process and how I became more human. I have decided to merge my thoughts on letter-writing with my interest in quotes and my fascination with minutiae into one big unfinished letter called a blog. It is addressed to you, with love.

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Prince What?

We are taking the four weeks of Advent off from doing our regular Sunday night story circle. Evidently that won't stop Story from setting up all the dolls in the dollhouse for their own story circle.

November 30th, 2016|


My friend Megan has a new blog that I have found to be very inspiring. Hers is one of two blogs on which I keep current.

November 28th, 2016|

A Whole Thing for Her

I suppose my life is most interesting to me, and yours to you. I am a curious soul, though. I want to know what kind of moisturizer you use and whether you floss before or after you brush your teeth.

November 14th, 2016|

Write Terribly and Feel Great

About a month ago, I wrote a post on the connection that letter-writing has fostered between myself and others. I didn't mention it then, but most of that blog post was excerpted from one of the three sample chapters I wrote this past summer for the book proposal I was working on. I don't know if my book will ever get finished or published. Even if it does, there is no need to save what I wrote for "some day."

November 8th, 2016|

Those Years I’ll Want Back

To waterski on Halloween is heaven and a miracle. The way I feel when my ski cuts across those wakes and I make the turn again and again leaving mountains of spray at my back is as close to enlightenment as I believe I will get.

November 1st, 2016|

Thank You Thursday

Thank you, Thursday, for a bowl of berries. Thank you, Thursday, for warm October weather, for a leaf shower outside my back door, and for pumpkins everywhere so Sailor can find them on our walk.

October 27th, 2016|
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-Greeting card quote

We’re walking temples of noise, and when you add tender hearts to this mix, it somehow lets us meet in places we couldn’t get to any other way.

-Anne Lamott, Small Victories