That’s funny …

November. Wow. Our family took a little trip – a long, little trip – two days of driving for six days of resting from the normal, and then two days of driving to head back to the normal.   There is a point, on I-40 headed east toward Asheville where the road opens up to…

Weltanschauung

Weltanschauung. Fourteen letters. Four syllables. From the German. Quite literally the meaning is world (welt) view (anschauung). I am totally geeking out right about now. I received this word in my inbox, compliments of Merriam-Webster.  This is no big deal, really. I mean, I receive emails all the day through. Yet, there are certain moments…

And so, it begins …

And so … it began. Wonder how many famous stories have experienced such a start? From famous first lines: Ø  The time has come. — Dr. Seuss, Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! Ø  They shoot the white girl first. — Toni Morrison, Paradise. Ø  It was raining in Richmond on Friday, June…

This is How I Move

Now Mary arose in those days and went into the hill country with haste, to a city of Judah, and entered the house of Zacharias and greet Elizabeth. And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, that the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.   Luke…

Oh, 101.

Sweaty palms. Dilated pupils. New Year. New You. Well, not a new you, but a new me. Except not really. And beginning blogging feels pretty much like this: physical changes like the first two phrases; stuttering sentence fragments like the next few phrases. And this is what I get, and what you get to read,…

Solitary Test

I committed. Let me explain. Twenty-two years, four children, and an entire lifetime ago, I ran competitively. I had my own special type of insanity that looked very much like cross country and track through my junior high, high school and college years. I wasn’t very good. I was never mistaken for the leader of…