Prompt Jar: In the Desert

If the desert is holy, it is because it is a forgotten place that allows us to remember the sacred. Perhaps that is why every pilgrimage to the desert¬†is a pilgrimage to the self. There is no place to hide and so we are found. –Terry Tempest

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Kay’s Journal: Columbine

Every time there is a school shooting — regrettably, that is quite frequently in the United States of America — millions of people in this country are plunged into trauma. Most of them are families, friends and communities of the past-and-present victims, the

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Kay’s Journal: Civil Obedience

  It’s no secret to anyone who’s been hanging out with me since the 2016 election season that I think Donald Trump is dangerous to our democracy. We hear a lot about the dramatic stuff — the staff shake-ups at the White House,

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Kay’s Journal: Writers on the Writing Habit

I’m restoring myself to balance after that intense sprint of curriculum writing that ate the entire month of January. It’s now in pilot stages and exceeding my expectations. Happy endings! This weekend I returned attention to my moldering creative writing project. My critique

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Poem of the Month: Ode to My Socks, Pablo Neruda

Valentine’s Day was a holiday in my household. It was my parents’ anniversary. They married on February 14 out of necessity more than sentiment–World War II was in full throttle and my father was being dispatched overseas. Still, my sisters and I loved the romance of it, and our parents

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Kay’s Journal: Snippets on a January Morning

  This entire week has been a creative immersion; I have barely stepped outside my own front door. It’s a good morning for Snippets. My self-selected isolation is all about the curriculum which is finally on the home stretch — I’ve been saying

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Kay’s Journal: Breaking Silence

  A tweet from the weekend starts with side-by-side images: 1) President Trump with Senate Majority Leader McConnell; 2) wide shot of the 2018 Women’s March. The text continues: These men can’t keep the government open while these women organized a nationwide march

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Kay’s Journal: Naps and Snacks

  I haven’t said much about my coaching program since I returned from Montreal. Mostly that’s because the second 90-day sprint is half over and I feel like I’m just now getting started. Unlike my laser focus for the first 90 days, I

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Kay’s Journal: Snippets of Healing

In just one week the theme of Healing has nudged its way into my life. In the grand tradition of Snippets, here’s how my week has gone: 1.¬† I met with a nutritionist last Friday to get in front of a months-long struggle to get better control of blood sugar.

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Kay’s Journal: Healing

  One of my New Year’s rituals is to draw an angel card that represents a theme for the year. My little bowl of angel cards was sitting on my desk, and the angel of Healing was face-up on top

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