Today, I broke a promise I’d made to myself: I started editing the first few pages of my novel. Yes, the one I’m currently writing for SeptNoWriMo. I couldn’t help it!… I wanted to run it through the Hemingway App and see how it fared. Apparently, I use a lot of adverbs (yes, pun intended), but my… Continue reading Prologue or Chapter One?
Another World Youth Day post. This one is out of order, but it’s been tugging on my heart, so I have to get it out there. While I was in Poland, it took me a good while to adjust to things: where was I supposed to lead, and when was I supposed to follow? Why… Continue reading Hope beyond Loneliness and Despair: A Reflection on World Youth Day
A blog post from a cooperative blog I’m writing with my friends. Check it out! When he said mountains, I was hooked. And now, wouldn’t you know it, I can’t find the quote. But here’s one that’s pretty close: “In contact with the beauties of the m… Source: Adopting a Grandfather
Read part 1 of this series here. While World Youth Day itself happened in Poland, some of our group did an Ireland pre-trip for the week before the World Youth Day festivities. We saw a lot of castles, ruins, landmarks, and sheep… and I spent a lot of time in quiet reflection. For some reason,… Continue reading WYD Reflections, Part 2: Ireland Bits
What follows are a series of reflections on World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland. To read the whole series, click here. Let’s set the stage: it’s Sunday, July 17. I’m in the air, somewhere between Seattle and New York City. Day 1 of our double-pilgrimage: first to Ireland, then to Poland. We’re less than 24… Continue reading World Youth Day Reflections, Part 1
I used to do ROW80 (a Round of Words in 80 Days), back when I was blogging regularly. And now I want to get back on the ROW80 bandwagon. Why? For the community, and exploration, and the personal accountability to really get this blog moving again. So I hope you don’t mind if I hop in at the… Continue reading A round of words in… 40 days?
I havent posted a single thing to this blog in almost a year. So why now? Why today? Pope Saint John Paul II. And here’s the backstory. Facebook’s timehop feature reminded me of a picture I’d drawn in 2008, and shared to Facebook in 2011… It’s a colored pencil enlargement of a stained glass window picture of… Continue reading One Wild Venture