To judge

I hardly remember this---photo of a recent high school graduateĀ and her younger sisters, visiting India in 1992. A past life, it seems. I've been reading high school seniors' writing portfolios as a volunteer juror in the Scholastic Art & Writing awards this week. I'm remembering, and happy to supportĀ those purer ideals growing into the future, … Continue reading To judge

Lakes

The church seems to be wearing an earring, the ornate lamp hanging over the steps. Lake Bled in Slovenia captivates its visitors with the bluest water I've ever seen, the picturesque mountain backdrop, and the free wishes granted by ringing the bronze bell inside this church on the teardrop-shaped island. According to legend, a gold … Continue reading Lakes

Arches

I graduated with my MFA in writing! What a glorious journey, so full of challenges and revelations. Everywhere I look, there are these arches, doorways, curved rainbows, and signs. As though it continues. As though the motion is all we were meant to learn anyway. My gratitude to my teachers, fellow students, and the staff … Continue reading Arches