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The Downstairs Thief

My most recent essay, “The Downstairs Thief,” has been published on Open To Hope. I had a vivid dream that took me several years to understand, but the meaning came to me a few weeks ago when I was asked to share a storytelling experience at “Loving Through It” at […]


“Loving Through It”

I am honored to be asked to share this evening with a great group at the Learning to Live event “Loving Through It.” Monday, February 20 at 7 PM – 9 PM EST The State Theatre 130 W College Ave, State College, Pennsylvania 16801 I will be sharing my piece, […]


Open to Hope: Lent as a Verb, Not a Noun 1

Elizabeth has recently posted a new piece on Open to Hope, “Lent as a Verb, Not a Noun.” The standard preparation for Lent asks us to step away from our busy lives and consider our mortality: for you were made from dust, and to dust you will return. Until Mack died, […]


New school year, new thoughts 3

I’m really pleased to share that my first essay for Open To Hope, “Another New School Year Begins,” was posted on their site earlier today. Open To Hope is the kind of resource that you don’t know exists until you need it. After Mack died, I began to read every book on […]