Birds, Dogs, Trees, the River · Grace · If You Enjoy Your Life · Poetry

Turning

Turning toward fall, I give thanks for the restorative time spent this summer with family, friends, and the earth!   Always, too, I give thanks for birds. I am a secret poet and not a very good one at that. I especially like to write poemish things to remember some of the birds I see and… Continue reading Turning

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Grace · RVA

Taking a Stand for Girls

It’s MLK Day in our nation, during a time when our country is heartbreakingly fractured. On Saturday, January 14, 2017, the two of us took a stand and walked in the March on Monument, a peaceful coming together of the various social justice groups that serve the Richmond community.  Two thousand or so of our neighbors stood… Continue reading Taking a Stand for Girls

Birds, Dogs, Trees, the River · Grace · Poetry

Morning meditation

My poor, neglected blog! One sure thing about a personal blog: it only gets updated if you update it. I have a backlog of pictures, guest posts, and wonderful horse books to share. But time remains finite, and I guess I always find ways to spend my time other than here. Back in February, I… Continue reading Morning meditation

Grace · Horse People

Conversations with the Silent by Katie Cerminara

I met Katie Cerminara through her work with Canine Adventure. We needed someone to care for Biscuit over a string of upcoming out-of-town engagements. And, Bub and I were both working so much that we thought Biscuit might like to get out of the house and onto the trail for some adventure walks. When Katie… Continue reading Conversations with the Silent by Katie Cerminara

Angel · Grace

Never Give Up

Sometimes I lay off blogging because I feel like I don't have enough time to get my words right. The thought of doing what I'm doing now...just going commando in the post window freaks me out. Even just this second, I almost backed up to take out those ... because I read a post elsewhere… Continue reading Never Give Up

Albert · Equine Geriatric Care · Grace

A Place of Knowing Within

When our horse, Albert, passed away in May, my sister, Leigh, offered words and images that helped me move into, with, and through my grief. In her health care practice, hospice volunteer work, and honoring ministry for people and pets, there’s a common thread of accompanying people through transitions. In particular, she's devoted to nurturing… Continue reading A Place of Knowing Within