Miracles in Small Packages

Miss Kathy People always seem to be fascinated by what I do."A storyteller?"  they muse.  "That sounds so . . . interesting . . . "Then, as if connecting with something long lost in the depths of their beings, they'll smile with a gleam of realization sparkling suddenly in their eyes.  "That sounds like so much fun!  I would love to do … [Read more...]

A Season for Change: Re-arranging Furniture

Well, the spring bin is emptied, and the living room and dining room are refreshed with seasonal decor celebrating bird houses, bunnies, and bouquets.  Been moving some furniture around, cleaning under couches, behind dressers, and between bookcases.  Made quite a mess in the process of the transition, too.  Now, though, I can sit back and enjoy … [Read more...]

Pot Holes in Pathways

DISCLAIMER:  The author humbly apologizes for the following blog and the stream of mixed metaphors, seemingly unrelated, to which the reader will be subjected.  I'm on deadline!  Now, don't get me wrong.  I like a good deadline.  It's a boundary.  Helps me to keep a calendar schedule down to earth, and can be useful for planning and goal setting.  … [Read more...]

In the Garden with Beatrix Potter

This week we welcome spring and I, for one, am happy to do so!  The seasonal change holds many promises - not the least of which is my front yard wildflower garden, whose charms I only discovered last year.  More on that in a subsequent post.  But, for the moment, spring holds fond thoughts of Gardens, Grandma, and Beatrix.  Photo from … [Read more...]

The Story of St. Patrick

“Wherever they went the Irish brought with them their books . . . tied to their waists as signs of triumph, just as Irish heroes had one tied to their waists their enemies’ heads. Wherever they went they brought their love of learning and their skills in bookmaking. In the bays and valleys of their exile, they re-established literacy and … [Read more...]

I think on these things . . .

"There is not a form that lives in the world, but is a window cloven through the blank darkness of nothingness, to let us look into the heart, and feeling, and nature of God . . .This world is not merely a thing which God hath made subjecting it to laws; but it is an expression of the thought, the feeling, the heart of God Himself." Photo from … [Read more...]

The Writer’s Reverie

Despite all my best intentions, I got bogged down with my blog in 2010.  Blogging is a hobby - and I have precious little time to explore hobbies when my vocation beckons.  Actually, I turned my hobby into my vocation, so I am not without respites of joyful activity.  I love my job - my ministry, if you will - as a professional storyteller, … [Read more...]