Tag Archives: Time

Weeds, a Sabbatical Story

I know it sounds naive, but I swear at the start, I thought it was a one-time thing. Granted, they were everywhere, so I knew it wasn’t going to be simple, or short term. But, still, I thought if I … Continue reading

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Reunion, a Sabbatical Story

What does it mean to meet again? After months, or years, or decades, to encounter another that we have not seen, or kept fully in touch with, especially one we once knew well, one we were close to, who knew … Continue reading

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Poetry, a Sabbatical Story

“Perhaps the earth can teach us as when everything seems dead and later proves to be alive.” -Pablo Neruda I’ve always loved writing – especially poetry – which I started experimenting with in middle school when all things feel like … Continue reading

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Shallots, a Sabbatical Story

At a certain point in the summer, I realized that I’d peeled, and sliced, and cooked up more shallots in the past few months than I’d probably cooked in my whole life.  Shallots are, I decided, one funny but true … Continue reading

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Telling the Stories of Sabbatical

I’m nearing the end of my nearly-15 week sabbatical. My first, after 7 years serving Foothills through major transitions, occasional upheaval, a big surge in (numerical, organizational, spiritual) growth, and the election of 2016 (aka liberal existenstial crisis). All of … Continue reading

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My Children Try to Teach Me to Love Unfinished Things

for example, markers with lids half-on, coloring books set out with pages like butterflies, half-beautiful; my hands covered in raw meat, dripping and dangerous – or dirt, with the torch lilly barely out of the pot, ready to be surrounded … Continue reading

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Unbalance Your Life

One evening, not too terribly long ago – relatively speaking, there were two sisters who were preparing for a very special dinner guest.  He was a powerful teacher, someone who radiated wisdom, and love.  They each prepared for this special … Continue reading

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