Shh. Let Silence Speak

Can we truly understand another person? Her suffering, her fear, her aloness? When we say "I understand" or touch her elbow gently, can we offer her more than an emphatic response?  We have words and facial expressions. We have eyes and ears and patience. We have writing and phones. We have blog posts. But is it … Continue reading Shh. Let Silence Speak


The Voice In His Head

As he lay there in the garden Idling away time, The voice in his head bubbled and foamed... It goaded him to get up, To roll up his sleeves and do this or that. To make with his hands things that others could touch. "I am everything already," he said to himself. "I don't need … Continue reading The Voice In His Head

10 Things I Wish My Parents Taught Me

My father died when I was little. My mother did what she could with me after, but only up to a point. Sometimes I wish that my parents had been more involved in my education. That they took me aside and told me that... 1. Reading can be fun If you're not enjoying it, you're … Continue reading 10 Things I Wish My Parents Taught Me