Category Archives: Reflections on the ground

New Blog posts

Here’s my latest blog post about Revelation and my latest WNIJ post about a lonely chicken.  Thank you for following me here, but I’ve moved over to Katie Andraski. Scroll down a bit you’ll see a box to subscribe to my … Continue reading

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Extreme Week

The moon rose exultant and carried me into joy. Now I don’t feel joy too often, but I did this night, so much so I tossed the hay bag over the stall wall and tipped my  bucket of water across … Continue reading

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Filling the Well

When I think of a well, I think of the big round stone that sat outside my brother’s room on the farm in New York. It looks like a millstone and was laid before end loaders were even a thought. … Continue reading

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Wake Up

Wake up. Wake up. Stay awake because “you do not know when the Lord of the house is coming, whether in the evening, or at midnight, or at cock crow, or in the morning. May he not come suddenly and find you … Continue reading

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Where the Sun Doesn’t Shine or Does it? A Nod to Advent

When I looked at this picture and looked again, I saw a woman with a  cavern gaping inside her, and not one full of crystals that is so hot humans can only visit with oxygen suits on, no not that … Continue reading

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River Caught Sunlight: Excerpt

Here is an excerpt from The River Caught Sunlight. Just after making funeral arrangements of her mother, Janice needs to walk away. Marcel is her brother’s girlfriend. You’ll find the novel’s title here as well: “Back at The Farm, a warm … Continue reading

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A Meditation on the Constellation Orion

1. Stepped out on the porch, and into Orion’s belt, long before dawn. I was on my way to do chores, only I ran into these stars, my nose burning, with his rich, redolent stink. He stood, legs spread, like I’ve … Continue reading

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Good Gifts

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 The starlings sounded like hard rain coming across the corn. Out here you hear that rain a mile away, sweeping closer, until the drops fall on your head and shoulders. But no, it was birds who’d stepped on … Continue reading

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Journal: Super moon, Friendship

Friday, August 8, 2014 I swear this super moon pulled on anybody with water wrapped  in their flesh and it didn’t even need to be full. People wrote on Facebook how they couldn’t sleep. The dog nudged me awake, so I had to … Continue reading

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Good Things Can Come

Friday July 18, 2014 – Sunday July 20, 2014 It’s been a long summer waiting to drop our hay, waiting for four days straight of dry weather, and every week, the rains have come. Finally, this week, we dropped it, this … Continue reading

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