Author Archives: CC

Ice Cream is most definitely a breakfast food

We start our lazy holiday Monday morning together, cozied up in bed.  And then you stretch and smile and start listing off what you’d like for breakfast, including ice cream and lemonade and pasta made from sweet potato and peas, … Continue reading

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And how did you get to be Five?

After changes upon changes we are more or less the same- Simon and Garfunkel  I am making Birthday Eve special waffles for dinner, while you play in our living room. And once again, as I crack the eggs (from the … Continue reading

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Hot Loneliness and Hot Potatoes 

So even if the hot loneliness is there, and for 1.6 seconds we sit with that restlessness when yesterday we couldn’t sit for even one, that’s the journey of the warrior.  That’s the path of bravery– Pema Chodron  Hot Loneliness. … Continue reading

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On Losing Love

“Grief is love’s souvenir. It’s our proof that we once loved. Grief is the receipt we wave in the air that says to the world: Look! Love was once mine. I love well. Here is my proof that I paid … Continue reading

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Anne with an E

There is a bit of Anne (with an “E”) in all of us.  A feisty, opinionated, independent young soul who doesn’t want to conform but desperately wants to belong. – from the Anne of Green Gables DVD box set insert  … Continue reading

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When in doubt, Love

“Love Wins”– many a wise person My darling wee girl, When not one but two dear friends ask you how the writing is going and you realize you haven’t written anything in a good long time, in spite of the … Continue reading

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On Hope in an Uncertain World

I wish I could make you feel as strong and as loved as you are. You’ll find your way, because of that, and because you have the thing that so often wavered in me. You have faith. Not in God … Continue reading

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