If You Had Asked Me – A Retrospective

A YEAR AGO last month, I was celebrating the loss of 30 unwanted pounds and embarking on a bicycle tour of the Coeur d’Alene trail in Idaho. My heart was filled with gratitude, the world was wide open, and anything — truly, anything! — seemed possible. During the tour, my […]

A Poet’s Corona Journal – by Donna DeWeerd 12

Poems of Solitude March, 2020 The crown virus is king today. Its implications? Solitude and self-reflection. Who will I be through this crisis? Which “self” will control the uncontrollable? Go to the center and ask the spirit’s nucleus — what shall I learn? Clarity will always be paid for by […]

My Personal Pandemic – Guest Post by Jeanie Miller 15

THIS MORNING, I was happily nosing around in the back yard, checking to see if my latest veggie plantings were thriving or if everything was watered sufficiently. I even potted a flowering plant in a pot I decorated myself — with mosaic tiles (a ten-year project). As I moved the […]

The Freedom We Fight For 5

THIS IS A MEMORIAL DAY like no other in the history of Memorial Days. And it seems fitting on this day when we honor those who have given their lives for the cause of freedom, to ask the question, “What is the freedom we fight for?” It might seem like […]