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Spirituality and Memoir

  • Marching 4th! Creating my Spiritual Holiday

    Marching 4th! Creating my Spiritual Holiday

        It’s 1966, March 4th, and the snow is silently falling, whispering down onto the deserted University of Illinois campus at 8 AM on a Saturday. The moment captures me in its powerful silence, the snowflakes as large as cars, perfect and whole and individually...

  • Thanks-giving

    Thanks-giving

    Thanks-giving is something we need to offer ourselves every day, and offer others as well. The exchange "thank you" can be immensely powerful, a giving circle that returns and creates ever-evolving circles beyond ourselves...

  • Marching Forth on March 4th

    Marching Forth on March 4th

    Today is March 4th, a date that for 46 years I’ve called my “spiritual holiday.” In 1966, still encased in the rigid expectations of a girl who’d grown up in the fifties in a small town with a Victorian grandmother in the Bible Baptist belt—you can see the...

  • Writing a Spiritual Memoir–My amazing conversation with Mark Matousek, Memoirist and Author of Ethical Wisdom: What Makes Us Good

    Writing a Spiritual Memoir–My amazing conversation with Mark Matousek, Memoirist and Author of Ethical Wisdom: What Makes Us Good

    I knew that I’d enjoy my conversation with Mark Matousek at the National Association of Memoir Writers monthly teleseminar to discuss writing a spiritual memoir the other day, but I had no idea of the magic that would happen on the call. I’m often the one who helps to...