On Kitchen Counters and Simple Delights

Day 9 in a month-long series on Cultivating Sanctuary. For many years, I was a “clean the kitchen counters in the morning” girl. I always felt that ...

Introducing the Contemplative Cottage

Five years ago, walking up a street on Queen Anne hill in Seattle, I came to a corner house with a second lot as its backyard. I found myself frozen in wonder, ...

Deeper Magic

Hungry and tired, she waited for the campus bus, the visible world reduced to the lamp light’s reach. The chill made her burrow deeper into her jacket, th...

An Autumn Florilegium

As the days grow shorter and the slight chill weaves its way through yellowing leaves, I dream of cozy evenings, firelight, soft woolens, and holiday meals with...