This strange year has brought something into focus: my deep passion for helping others (including you?) tell their stories. Continue reading Your story matters — let’s write it
The Same Moon is here in a new edition, including an all-new epilogue. It’s a story of encouragement and hope — and a little escape to 1990s Japan! Continue reading Video: The Same Moon is back — new edition
Parenting is challenging enough without daily tantrums, mood swings and rages. Our family life finally began to improve when we realized that what we were eating was exacerbating the situation. This is the introduction to the story of our healing journey. Continue reading Food is my hammer — and I’m sharing it
Is it possible to become too attached to wild turkeys? For the time being I say all’s well that ends well. Continue reading Turkey update: the hunter
After eight months back in Minnesota, I’m still finding my way home … this time with help from fellow St. Olaf College alumni. Continue reading Um yah yeah, I’m home
Our wild turkeys, with their stylized movements and flamboyant feathers, remind me of the magnificent kabuki theater I watched in Tokyo … and help me appreciate where I am right now. Continue reading Kabuki birds
If you’re not from Minnesota, you might be surprised … if you are from Minnesota, you won’t blink an eye. Continue reading April 18, Minnesota style
The turkeys are busy these days — these guys were singing back and forth across the street. Continue reading Turkey time
If my brain were a landscape, this would be it … and that’s why it’s time for a change. Continue reading On going fallow
We so often experience something for the last time without realizing it. I’m thankful for this set of #MondayMemories. Continue reading One year ago yesterday
I’m finding that haiku is a surprisingly helpful tool for getting memories on the page. Here’s one about a tooth … and the Easter bunny.
#MondayMemories Continue reading Haiku, memoir and the Easter bunny
Where do these memories come from? Today I woke up thinking about a young girl from Laos … I last saw her forty years ago — but I visited her once-upon-a-time house today.
#MondayMemories Continue reading Recalling Maria
Watching Leo’s coat change caused me to reflect that hardships do more than challenge us … Continue reading Beauty from challenge