Can’t stop thinking about the Gulf

My friend, Leslie, and I are sipping morning coffee on a bench near my patio overlooking the Hudson River. We are high-up in the woods of the Palisades, looking down.  It is a spectacular scene.  The river is straddled by the city on its east bank and the mighty Palisades on the western, Jersey side. …

What is your abundance?

In my novel, The Sublime Transformation of Vera Wright,  the main character, Vera, is told by God to serve a dinner of loaves & fishes to her faithful followers.  “Bring me five loaves and two fishes,”  God tells her, “and I will bring you a miracle.”  Though the idea of this new sacramental ritual occurred …

The spiritual gifts of motherhood

I am well-schooled in the academic sense, but my true teachers in life have not been books or professors. My true teachers have been two wide-eyed children, now two young men, one twenty-five-years-old, the other twenty-one. Since they were born, I have (had to) learn, re-learn, (practice, practice, practice), and finally, MASTER the exquisitely painful …

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