IWSG: To NaNo or Not to NaNo

For this month’s IWSG, I’m writing ahead on November 1st as a break from my NaNoWriMo novel which has grabbed me around the neck. I am writing this post on just about 4 hours of sleep, writing in lieu of the midday nap I had planned due to lack of sleep because after writing my […]

Preparing a Place….

Today is one of several days that both sides of my spiritual life have in common and maybe the only day where we really meet in the middle. For my Pagan friends, it’s Samhain, the time of year when the veil is thinnest. For my Christian, especially, Catholic friends, it is All Saints, the time […]

FF: For You

Sitting there in the café, raspberry mocha and pastry between us, I meet your eyes. The food looks delicious, I’m sure, but it’s not why we’re really here. Utensils clatter onto plates like memories. “I did it all for you.” “I know.” You reach across the table to take my hand. Forever seems like a […]

The Least of These?

I once wrote a paper on the parable of the sheep and the goats arguing that it was both a parable AND apocalyptic literature. I know, no one cares about things like apocalyptic literature versus parables. But this is the kind of question that keeps lit people like me up at night. I lose sleep […]

FF: Feeling Salty?

PHOTO PROMPT – © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields CLICK THE FROG TO JOIN THE PARTY Feeling Salty? “What did that napkin do to him?” Becca asks as she slides into the booth next to Rachel. The two friends glance at Rob, who is busy dismembering a paper napkin. Judging from the pile of shreds, it isn’t his […]

Do Good Anyway

 This week has been crazy, and I’m struggling with what to say as a spiritual reflection. As summer transitions into winter, as my part of the world experiences (yet another) preventable spike in pandemic numbers, as we prepare for yet another highly-contentious election, I find myself facing this growing desire to stomp off in disgust […]

FF: Not For Sale

PHOTO PROMPT © C.E.Ayr Click the pink froggie to join the fun. The Paris café buzzes with life, with friends and family and good food. Rinaldo stares at a pink, bubbly drink – the complete opposite of his mood. “Did you rent the boat or not?” his friend Phil asks. “I told you, no. I asked […]

Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Here in the United States, we are celebrating two very different holidays. Well, some of us are. I have to go to work today, so actually I’m celebrating that. I love my job. Here in the U.S., we have Columbus Day, aka the day we celebrate this dude accidentally “discovering” some islands off the mainland […]

IWSG: Working Writer

October 7 question – When you think of the term working writer, what does that look like to you? What do you think it is supposed to look like? Do you see yourself as a working writer or aspiring or hobbyist, and if latter two, what does that look like? This month’s Insecure Writer’s Support […]

Be Still

I’m trying to write a spiritual reflection every week. This week, I have so many things I want to say, but nothing I feel like would be a good idea to say. Sometimes, it is okay to say nothing. Today and every day, God is God. When all is said and done, God wins. God […]