That’s Entertainment: Tap Dancing Around the Issues of Everyday Life

Miss Barbara, my neighbor, leans over the fence to watch me chase chickens every chance she gets. I’ve got a variety of routines. Her favorite is the one in which I wield a big black umbrella, flap it back and forth, and make hawk noises to scare “The Girls,” six beautiful fluffy white-and-tinted hens, hand raisedContinue reading “That’s Entertainment: Tap Dancing Around the Issues of Everyday Life”

In January, She Dreams: An Invitation to Wisdom

In Appalachia in winter, the days dawn with a bright yellow white light that glistens off the damp ground. Snowfall, an invitation to deep insight and inner wisdom, encourages us to shift from planning to doing, from note taking to writing, from inaction to action. As the Epiphany window closes, the door to the nextContinue reading “In January, She Dreams: An Invitation to Wisdom”

Letting the BusYness of BusIness Fall Away

For most of August, I’ve been missing. The last of the summer garden awaits in the refrigerator, my newsletter and blog lie quietly like the first quilts across the foot of the bed to abate the bite of autumn, and my presence is going deeper as I focus on self-care. I’ve had ‘flu and goo.Continue reading “Letting the BusYness of BusIness Fall Away”