On eagles wings

On eagles wings

My daughter and I enjoyed a thrilling spectacle during a recent walk along the river. We saw a bald eagle swoop down, capture its prey and pause regally mid-river as rapids swirled around. Meanwhile, the eagle's partner waited in a nearby tree and a third eagle lounged in a giant nest on the other side [...]

Hope in our own kind of who-ville

Hope in our own kind of who-ville

I love when holidays snuggle up to weekends and you can hit the snooze button on life for an extra day or two. I especially love when some of the people with whom you've made holiday memories can stick around a while and savor them with you. In a holiday full of them, one particular [...]

Jaden’s smile

Jaden’s smile

If you want to measure the impact of one radiant smile, consider the story of Jaden Ann Scrivener. A 16-year old so brightly lit from within that she lifted the mood of entire classrooms just by walking into them, Jaden died in a car accident on the last day of June this year. Three days [...]

Hope

Hope

I thought about hope this weekend and how it can blindside you sometimes with its apparent fragility. An angry outburst, a scary diagnosis, an unexpected storm, some disappointing news, a million small things can chase hope away. But, hope is a stubborn beauty and more steadfast than we know. All it takes is faith (and [...]

A good think

A good think

Sometimes, when my schedule and the people on it allow, I like to treat myself to a good think. And, because I'm a shark-thinker who lives in a river city, if I have the chance to muse, I always head to the water. A few weeks ago, I caught a glimpse of some graffiti as [...]