Gratitude at every stop sign

Some of you may have read my post about the gratitude bridge, where I take a pause every day to give thanks for that day. This bridge allows vehicles on a gravel road to cross over a small creek. It often floods, so I'm not always able to go that route, which is filled with... Continue Reading →

Crow Haiku + Commentary

I have come to realize that crows are intelligent, social creatures. They interact with each other, alerting each other when their morning offering of food has been dropped. They started coming when lock-downs started during the pandemic — a gift that showed up during an otherwise bleak time during the pandemic.

Common Courtesy + Kindness

A situation at the car wash recently had me wondering: is common courtesy gone? Have we all just lost respect for one another? Let me explain. Car wash sign in Seattle, United States by Scott Webb is licensed under CC-CC0 1.0 We were waiting behind a person who was washing their car in a bay.... Continue Reading →

The best farmer’s tan EVER

Crazy farmer's tan line across my beet-red face little smile lines. Recently I was in a St. Patrick's Day parade, carrying a banner. I was halfway through the parade route when I turned to the person holding the other side of the banner and told her I hadn't even considered sunscreen that day. I knew... Continue Reading →

Been a hot minute

Well, once again, it's been a red hot minute since I've posted. And I'm sorry! The last several years of my life have been one of transition and living in the moment. In 2019, I re-vamped my blog, set some goals, tried to fit within someone else's view of how this blog should be and,... Continue Reading →

The Gratitude Bridge

At the end of a farmer's property, a gravel road narrows and gives way to a low-water bridge I have named "The Gratitude Bridge." Each morning I drive on the gravel road part of the way to work just so I can cross this bridge. Several months ago I bought a Jeep Wrangler, which allowed... Continue Reading →

Commencement weekend

This weekend I'm covering commencement for Emporia State University. It's such a monumental milestone for each graduate, their families, and friends. As the room erupts in cheers and screams as the graduates file on and off the stage, it's hard not to feel the immense joy that surrounds the graduates. As I work on my second... Continue Reading →

Where has the time gone?!

Gasp!! I haven't posted since DECEMBER! Ouch! My poodle to the left says that's not good! A quick update: it's been a busy semester! In addition to my full-time job, I had Advanced Poetry and Advanced Fiction this semester — stellar courses from incredible professors. I'm so grateful for the massive amount of learning that... Continue Reading →

Turn around

As I was walking to work the other day a lot of things were floating through my head — how much I had to do, my task list, my next paper due in classes, my novel I need to get finished, etc. And then I realized, I was allowing myself to drown in that moment... Continue Reading →

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