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I write about the surprises of daily life and intersections of aging and spirituality. 

— Sharon Johnson

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The Conch Shell’s Whorled Chambers


Gift from the Sea is a proto-feminist book Anne Morrow Lindbergh published Gift from the Sea in 1955. It was on my mother’s nightstand and, like many women of that era, she treasured... Read More

Slouching Towards Bethlehem


When a mentor or role model dies, we may recognize for the first time that this is the role the person — friend or famous person — held for us. Baby boomers are... Read More