Kassandra uses a lull in her workday to ponder love, friendship, and blowtorches.
Pine Street Episode 253: New growth
Rosa finds the voice of her fears getting louder, even as the Pine Street friends offer to draw closer.
Pine Street Episode 252: New growth
A new member of the Pine Street family, Rosa the nurse, will have the opportunity of a lifetime this summer, if she's brave enough to take it.
Pine Street Episode 249: Rebirth
Douglas, and all our Pine Street friends, feel the fear and hope of life's ongoing changes.
The soft spot and the fierceness
Hold fear lightly, and touch the soft spot behind it. There lives kindness. Hold kindness lightly, and touch the strength behind it. There lives fierceness. On any day, at any moment, even if we can do nothing else...we can be kind.
Change is tough, even when it's good. When change comes from outside our control and forces us out of our routines, we can easily feel overwhelmed. Overwhelmed people are sometimes tempted to deny or minimize the source of their worries. We all do this, at times. So today I talked to a friend who is … Continue reading Reframing
An invitation to trust
The most important things I learned from attending the Pacific Northwest Writers' Association conference in Seattle last week: Our creative process is powerful and tenacious. Our job is to translate the gifts our imaginations give us as accurately as possible. Our work is to build the craft to allow us to complete that translation. Our … Continue reading An invitation to trust