Category: Reviews

Memoir Excerpt, a piece of our story: The Flight to Egypt

In honor of Peter’s record-breaking time out of the hospital, 5 1/2 months and counting, I’d like to share the following, an excerpt from my memoir, What God Had Emptied. I am in the process of submitting to publishers now. This excerpt won Best of Show for Literary Arts at the

Stories of Hope: A Conversation with the Rykert Trio

  I think back often to this interview, so even though it first came out in May, I’d like to share it with you now. All around us, there are individuals transcending their suffering to build up their community.   Previously published in the Hughson Chronicle-Denair Dispatch It had not

Stories of Hope: A Conversation with Holly Anna Calligraphy

  How one woman uses her way of caring for her soul to speak life to others Previously published in the Hughson Chronicle-Denair Dispatch   “How can I speak life to the people that follow me?” Holly Stavness, owner of Holly Anna Calligraphy reflected in her Facebook feed. I no

Possession vs Contemplation and other thoughts on the County Fair

  How do we experience reality?     Some say by photographing every encounter, we are trying to capture it, to possess it, instead of allowing the moment to present to us what it has to offer. Contemplation is a manner of receiving, rather than possessing, to let the thing

How to Find Friends When You’re All Grown-up

Sharing with you the wisdom of Rebecca Frech and Fountains of Carrots. Previously published in the Hughson Chronicle-Denair Dispatch   In infancy, no one but the mother exists in the infant’s eyes. Solitary play is good enough, as long as Mother (the primary giver) is near. In early childhood, parallel

What false notions of motherhood need debunking in your life?

A review of One Beautiful Dream by Jennifer Fulwiler   Previously published in the Hughson Chronicle-Denair Dispatch   After a week of daily pondering the purchase, I finally ordered, “One Beautiful Dream” by Jennifer Fulwiler, from Amazon: “the rollicking tale of family chaos, personal passions, and saying yes to them

What Self-Care is and What it isn’t

First thoughts on It’s Okay to Start with You written by Julia Hogan, published by Our Sunday Visitor Previously published at the Hughson Chronicle-Denair Dispatch   There were actions that sustained me in the hard times. Eat fewer chicken strips, order the apple and peanut butter on the hospital tray.

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