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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Story Circles Continued

Our last month of story circles has included trail mix, raspberries stuffed with chocolate chips, popcorn and pretzels, and a Dove chocolate or two. Not all at once, just as we haven't discussed more than one topic at once.

October 21st, 2016|

Root for Fruit

The day I sat there for nine hours in the company of Rob, Jared, and Sue was the day I read an entire Taylor Swift biography magazine and almost all of Jenny Rosenstrach's new book How to Celebrate Everything.

October 16th, 2016|

A Treasure in the Mail

Words are the greatest treasure. But to give somebody the gift of words on a pretty card with a photo or recipe or poem inside is a mailbox full of gold.

October 11th, 2016|

To Kneel and Kiss the Ground

Have you written a letter lately? Is it hard to find time, or motivation, or your stationery? Are you out of stamps, or out of your element? Are you more unsure of who to write or what to write about?

October 6th, 2016|

Ten Minutes with a Timer

I have a new strategy for journaling. "Ten minutes with a timer," it's called. Pretty self-explanatory, but don't let the simplicity fool you. It's some powerful stuff to actually begin to do what you've been wanting to do.

September 30th, 2016|

Sailor Sings

You are Sailor! You are two! You are a bright light in our lives! You are adorable! You are loved!

September 28th, 2016|
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Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.


I’m out of mood elevators and I’ve found a pen.

-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