tranˈziSH(ə)n, tranˈsiSH(ə)n/ noun noun: transition; plural noun: transitions 1. the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another.   Last year I had a major life transition. Then a few months ago I had a transition to a new house in a new town. In fact, this was the third…

Facing A Giant

Our son is registered to wrestle in the annual “Who’s Bad” tournament at the end of the month. He’s getting ready to face another giant, and he’ll emerge a winner no matter what. Because he’s been facing giants for pretty much his whole life, and he’s learned he can face a giant. Our son faced emotional giants,…

Tell Me A Story

Whether I’m unpolitical, emotional, or whatever I am or am not, my story matters. So does yours. And together our stories make up the world in which we live.


What if we would recognize the impact of a person before they die?

What’s This?

I’ve discovered that even in the midst of manure, there is often a freshness. It was in the middle of cleaning the barn one day, manure rake in hand, that I realized how intensely therapeutic it all was (is) for me. And I knew that it wasn’t the first time I had come to that realization. In the brightness of the sun shining, with the birds flying in and out of their nest in the barn rafters, and Kody’s soft muzzle against the back of my arm (my “pocket pony” always wanting attention!), I knew I was cleaning out more than barn manure.