Another Grief Camp

Another camp. Another group of families who are sharing the rawness of their grief with total strangers. Friday evening always tenuous. Will they show up? Will they stay? Will they engage, or will they walk away? Saturday brings tentativeness, as we gather in our first large circle – the names are spoken out loud and… Read More

Living on Faith…

God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us – in the dreariest and most dreaded moments – can see a possibility of hope.                                ~Maya Angelou A friend of mine is in the battle of her life… she is… Read More

Courage… humility… heroism

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.  The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid but he who conquers that fear”  ~ Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela… I don’t think anyone can argue that he was a great leader and a true hero of our… Read More

A mother’s ring…

“I had an inheritance from my father, It was the moon and the sun. And though I roam all over the world, The spending of it’s never done.” ~ Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls~ I went over to my elderly Mom’s apartment last week and I heard her rummaging around in her bedroom as I… Read More