FAITH AND MEANING
A Story Catalyst blog about the search for love, faith and greater truths in a time of flux. Also, a place where I work out some of the themes of my memoir, Straight to Heaven, and creative nonfiction pieces such as “Resurrection,” which was published in Fourth Genre in 2015.
Life in New Mexico magazine, July 25, 2015
Redefining religion: The growth of ‘nones’ — unaffiliated with any group — sparks debate, reflection
Life in New Mexico magazine, Sept. 25, 2015
Atomic creativity: What Georgia O’Keeffe, Robert Oppenheimer and a fidelity to a life of contemplation taught me about inspiration
As creatives, we can draw inspiration from imagining ourselves in a soul-stirring setting. An expansive place that opens our minds to new horizons, easily allowing us to shed our distractions. Sometimes, we imagine the perfect writing desk with a gorgeous journal and...
Time doesn't heal. Love heals. When you lose someone, the people around you often don't know what to say. "Time heals," they'll say, well-intentioned. But grief is a stone in your heart. Many people live with grief as the reference...
She was irreplaceable. And we would have to let her go.
Yoga proved essential for me in the long journey of losing my mother, for its power to ground me in my body, clear my crowded mind, and soothe my soul. Yoga made me brave and strong when I needed to be brave for my mother, when I needed to assure her she could face her death, and I could face losing her.
An excerpt from my foreword for “Yoga and Grief” by Gloria Drayer and Kathleen Doherty, forthcoming in summer 2014 from Balboa Press.
“Each drop encases its own separate note, the way each drop engulfs its own blue pearl of light.” –Stuart Dybek, “Nighthawks” The image of raindrops Dybek places in our minds is indelible. That is the way that Tara L. Masih begins to describe the effects of flash...
It's Saturday, which means karate in the morning (Paul) and singing lessons (Grace), summoning forth a culinary wonder (that's healthy, low-fat, low-carb and not infected with the free radicals that cause occult cancers) for dinner for my twins. Tonight, perhaps, the...
Mississippi River Noon, December 27, 2012