Joy’s garden

By | June 6th, 2014|Latest posts, Lifestyle, survivorship|

This brilliant patch of volunteer flowers grows beside my neighbor's driveway. His wife, Joy, grew and canned fruits and vegetables and shared them with all of us who live nearby. About four years ago, she died unexpectedly. Her husband dug the vegetable garden under. And since then, each spring and summer, these volunteer flowers come, [...]

Healing in My Community

By | March 15th, 2014|2014 Edition, book launch, events, Latest posts, Lifestyle|

In the past month I've experience three powerful moments of healing in my own community. "Flash mob, on the Plaza," a friend told me on Valentine's day. "What time?" "2:14." So I ran over to have a look. There must have been upwards to a hundred young teen girls gathered on the Plaza in the [...]