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

— Sharon Johnson

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Cai Emmons, Who Taught Us All About Writing


The writer who wrote about living until her death. The notebook in the log cabin at the writers’ retreat had entries from previous occupants. The immediate occupant before me last summer was Cai... Read More

Twenty Things I am Grateful for in 2022


Expressing gratitude is a research-based method for increasing happiness I am grateful to wake up in the morning, refreshed. I am grateful to write at this keyboard, energized. I am grateful for family... Read More