A Thrilling Opera

Love, anger, revenge and forgiveness all swirled across the screen during the Metropolitan Opera’s HD broadcast of Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda this afternoon. My sister, Pam, Kaze and I listened/watched entranced for three hours as Queen Elizabeth I and Mary...

Worship in Minnesota

I attend the Presbyterian Church of the Way with Ben and Tina on a snowy Sunday morning at the end of 2012 and I experience awe as I look at the stain glass window. During the service we sing a variety of Christmas carols as the congregation chooses them. This is...

Blessed Moments, Memories and Music

Feb 5, 2011 is the eight month anniversary of my husband, Rodney’s death. I didn’t anticipate the anniversary day, but it becomes a day of happenings. It all starts at worship that morning. I look to see what the scripture is and gulp. I can’t believe what I am...

Moments to hold dear

A year ago Rodney and I attended Bill Tammeus’s annual writing week at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico. Our writing buddy, Kaze Gadway joined us. “Death and Its Mysteries” was the theme for the week.  Little did we know what a gift that would be. The week...