Tag: writing


The other day a friend posted on Facebook a rejection she had received for poetry submitted for┬ápublication. She is a wonderful poet and writer, and I ached because a rejection feels like, well, a rejection — a failure — and she is not a… Continue Reading “Success”

Moving On

“He was my mentor,” she said to me as she gave me a hug. “If there’s anything — really anything — I can do, don’t hesitate to call.” She was a woman doctor, a little older than me, who had known my father for… Continue Reading “Moving On”


O is for Obscurity. Jill Phillips gave a devotion one morning at Laity Lodge and spoke about the book Forgotten Among the Lilies by Ron Rolheiser, a Catholic theologian. Rolheiser talks about “The Martyrdom of Obscurity”, saying that ordinary life is enough. The human… Continue Reading “Obscurity”


N is for Niggle, the main character in Leaf by Niggle, a short story by J. R. R. Tolkien. Recommended reading for the retreat at Laity Lodge, I read it on my way there. At LaGuardia. I’ve always loved the word “niggle”. Niggles are… Continue Reading “Niggle”


Yesterday, my friend Laura Lynn Brown launched a new site: makesyoumom.com. I have previously written about how I met Laura at Laity Lodge. I was honored that she asked me if I would be willing to submit a piece for her new site, so… Continue Reading “Bridget”