Through Advent and Beyond!

  This year, I’m not mailing Christmas Cards. This year, the Advent season has been different for me. Instead of running around full throttle in the joy and anticipation of the holiday, seeking people, parties and presents I am seeking solitude. At first I thought this was my bah-humbug year, but I have determined that…

Bah Humbug

I’m having trouble finding the Christmas Spirit this year.  It all started with a trip to Target. I was recently part of an Early Response Team in New Jersey.  I spent 3 days working in the name of God.  Throwing families personal possessions to the curb for the back hoe to dump into the semi…

Open Yourself To Maybe

Another sweet lesson today from my yoga instructor.  Instead of asking us to set our own intentions at the beginning of class, this time she asked us to “just open yourself up to maybe.”  Those few words started my mind racing – not the usual way I like to start my yoga practice, but that’s…

Simple Genius

I took a violin lesson last week. I gave fair warning to my friends in University Circle to head for the hills. I’m pretty sure I cleared every cat from the area in a 2-mile radius. I did however have a fabulously good time. I introduced myself to Gerald a bit early as neither of…

Everyday Heroes

EVERYDAY HEROES At first glance this ragtag group of road-weary travelers looked unsure of how they were going to be able to work together and accomplish anything. A seemingly disparate group of personalities made up the cast of characters that would in short order create an impenetrable bond of love, strength and hope. Slowly eyeing…

Hello world!

  With the haunting lyrics that describe my writing Anna Nalik sings: “If I get it all down on paper, it’s no longer inside of me, Threatening the life it belongs to And I feel like I’m naked in front of the crowd Cause these words are my diary, screaming out loud…” And so begins…