Making Room for the “Wow”

Photo: The barn looks best with the fallen leaves on it, and the maple tree that so stretches beyond our stone fence is a source of great delight (and many,¬†many leaves to rake). Did you know that last Sunday was the feast day for St. Francis of Assisi? I didn’t until I walked into church…

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[Quiet Thoughts] The New Narrative of Quiet Moments

Photo: The purpose of boyhood is to make a mess. The purpose of rain slickers is to help facilitate that. The purpose of motherhood is to turn a blind eye so that the magic can happen. The purpose of clawfoot tubs is to warm little bodies and rinse off the mud. The purpose of Clorox…

Of profound weeks, and 6:45 on a Friday…

  I am writing a short post this morning, because I feel like I’ve been at my computer all week. As I wrote on Tuesday, I’m am simply overjoyed and overwhelmed by all of the new visitors, your wonderful thoughts and comments, the fact that some of you are taking the time to read my…