Uncle Dunkel skipped rocks: he scalloped the sweltering air with a stone. The man was mythic. He clambered up trees after cats, strode along ridgepoles, re-shingled roofs like an urban card shark armed with a royal flush. Hands that were mostly bruises, blisters, and nicotine stains hammered and drilled until, cellar to roof, he … [Read More...]
I’m Laurie, a contemplative writer, musician and artist, who helps distracted, heart-weary people refocus on God in creative ways that spark hope and wholeness.
Smoke wakes me at 4 a.m. It's hard to breathe. I fumble windows closed, knowing that 45 minutes south of here, acreage is blazing—people already evacuated. There's … [Read More...]
Scales Symbol of justice. Tool for measurements. Proportions. Ratios. Ratings. Do re mi fa sol la ti do: syllables assigned to musical steps in an octave. Verb for … [Read More...]
Yes. Those 3 letters brim with promise. Yes can encompass zest or solemnity, courtesy, courage or compromise. Yes can mean guilt, resignation, or quiet … [Read More...]