The Circumstance Behind the Pomp at Graduation

Each person graduating this spring has a story to tell. Everyone who walks across a stage, shakes an administrator’s hand and receives a diploma has overcome obstacles. I wrote the following assignment for the “Rapid Fire Memoir” workshop I took last … Continue reading

Paper and Pens, Tools for Dinosaurs?

I am finicky about the paper and pens I use.  Really finicky. My strong preferences for writing materials surfaced in college when I routinely used a refillable blue Paper Mate “click” pen to take notes in class.  The point had … Continue reading

The Question: To Blog or Not to Blog

Some days I feel compelled to blog and share my thoughts, other days I wonder why I would think that was an important or meaningful thing to do.  Mine is a small, relatively unknown voice in the blogosphere realm, why … Continue reading

Book Clubs: Bonus When Multiple Voices Read Same Text

I’ve spent three years in a couple’s book club and so appreciate the multiplicity of voices and respect each participant’s perspective and their ears.  Each person hears the author’s voice slightly differently, and the text becomes grander and richer through … Continue reading

Writing about Suffering Can Get You Down – and Lift You Up

To complete the Capstone paper requirement for the Master of Arts in Christian Studies degree program, I wrote a 40+ page paper on the subject of suffering and sanctification.  Yes, it was and is a heavy subject, but one I … Continue reading

Laughing About Punctuation

Lynne Truss made me laugh out loud while reading her best-selling book on punctuation, “Eats, Shoots and Leaves”.  Any author who can make a reader laugh, even silently, about punctuation is to be respected and commended.  If the reader loudly … Continue reading