In which I celebrate an angel

One of my favorite ornaments on my Christmas tree isn’t the showiest. You may easily overlook the small, white crocheted angel, but the story behind it gives me pause every time I choose a branch to display it. And I remember the story of how Wiley made it. Wiley Dobbs learned to crochet on death... Continue Reading →

In which I explain “In which”

I can’t say I was raised on Winnie-the-Pooh, but once I discovered the brilliance of A.A. Milne, Pooh and his friends became my friends too. I was a first-year student in college, and I remember that after the initial luster of college parties wore off and the hard work of being a student set in,... Continue Reading →

In which Black Madonnas lead me to Divinity School

Cloaked in bejeweled robes and adorned with crowns of gold, Black Madonnas inspire awe, devotion, and miracles, attracting pilgrims from around the world to Basilicas, Cathedrals, and tiny chapels. Black Madonna of Altotting, Germany In 2018, I too found myself wandering through Europe, visiting sites of Black Madonnas. My curiosity took me to Italy, Spain,... Continue Reading →

In which I claim my word for 2021

Couriosity. I wrote couriosity in my journal for 2021 and gave it another look. I misspelled curiosity, but then I realized that the word combines Courage with Curiosity. Couriosity: To have the courage to follow one's curiosity. Being fearless in taking the next right step towards ones curiosity. As in, "There are many reasons not... Continue Reading →

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