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The Gravity of Darkness

The Gravity of Darkness

The Gravity of Darkness I welcome the darkening nights of fall into winter. That gradual gathering of the long full skirt of darkness, faithfully orchestrated by earth’s dance with sun, the diminishing of light and warmth that makes me want to snuggle in and slow...

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Order and Chaos

Order and Chaos

This post was first published on 5/30/20 in The Courier—a newspaper in central Illinois. I write a weekly column for the paper, called Wild Heart. The nature of the column was inspired by a radio show that I used to produce and host in Asheville, NC. Also called Wild...

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A Wrinkle In Writing Time

A Wrinkle In Writing Time

New Dawn by Laura Elliott I certainly didn’t intend for this to be an “annual” blog. Yet, it’s been over a year since my last post. I sometimes borrow the title from Madeleine L’Engle’s much loved children’s book, A Wrinkle in Time, when I want to excuse myself for...

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The Word Wild

The Word Wild

Silver Beach in St. Joseph, MI There’s a line from one of my poems: I surrender to the radical pulse of love. To me, this is the essence of what it means to live with a wild heart—to live in oneness from that deep place within, allowing the pulsing desires of life to...

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