the MIRACLE of the MUNDANE

How I Freed my Elephant

I never spent much time imagining what life would be like sober. It was a given that people drank. All...

Poem on Parenthood (finished to restore my sanity)

Had a rough morning, and a rougher night. My son was driving us crazy. It seems as though not sleeping...

Gratitude (getting what I never wanted)

I am a teacher who experienced seven consecutive snow days over the last two weeks. That’s a lot of time...

Denial is not a river in Egypt

It is a mechanism of my afflicted mind that keeps me from knowing myself. In denial, I don’t know that...

For J— (an elegy)

I want to thank everyone who has been so supportive since I lost my friend. For those of you that...

Snowed in and Sober

It’s snowed twenty inches between last night and this afternoon.  My three year old joined me outside before heavy blizzard...

The First Leaf Seen

The Eden of the first leaf seen is peace enough. After that green, whatever’s left sustains itself. I only need...

Brief Poem on God

It’s not by name I know you best.   A picture frame does not feel, but holds another’s happiness like...

Bloggers Anonymous

I have now dipped my toes in the blogosphere. This was not an easy decision. It took time and prayer....

How Meetings Help Me Grieve

I started this blog one week ago because I wanted to publish the gems–the brightest, shiniest insights into the human...