Take Off the Storm Gear

When you find yourself still wearing the storm gear long after your storm is over. When you find yourself fighting the water when it’s actually receded enough to wade through. When you find yourself in a lost in the woods panic, neglecting to notice that there are trail markers insight. When you lay in bed…

Reaching for Light

Maybe it’s the misty weather. Maybe it’s the way the clouds are hanging over the mountain. Maybe it’s just a Monday after the time change. I feel like I want to turn up my light. I feel like I need to draw near to my energy source — hear what the Lord has to say…

Organic Chemistry

I’m fast approaching 54 and I’m amazed at how God continues to shape my life. It’s a journey indeed. If anyone thinks there supposed to hold their breath until they reach their destination, they’re sadly denying the opportunity to embrace all that’s passing them by. I believe without question that life is about the “taste…

Victory Lap

I was walking my dog this morning feeling overjoyed that today is Friday. Probably a little early for a victory lap, but I was certainly reflecting on all that I accomplished. I’m not an overachiever with a productivity tracking chart or goals checklist. I sort of take life as it comes and my day to…

From My Window Seat

I could easily get off the train at nearly any Hudson Line station. I imagine myself doing work emails from a riverfront park bench. What better inspiration would I need to develop Metro-North Deals & Getaways?  I think the best view for a peak foliage scene is from Yonkers Station. There’s a landing that extends…

The Possibility of Tomorrow

I think one of the things moms do is help their kids get excited and believe in the promise of tomorrow. There’s so much that can happen tomorrow. There’s so many gifts and possibilities that can come with the gift of tomorrow.  Before you go nuts because it seems that I’m suggesting that moms are…

My Daughter’s Power Lunch

The Prelude to Lunch: Getting dressed for work is low drama for for me. I always feel like I should probably put more thought or prep into it. But, that  thought passes and I sort of do a fireman thing — grabbing favorites from the closet and jumping into the day. In fact, my shower…

A Mother’s Give & Take

I was standing on the train platform, like a best friend saying goodbye after a roller coaster weekend. I could of pulled up, let her out and kept rolling. We could of parked and took a stroll by the river; reaching for one more peaceful moment, before our goodbye. Instead, we parked and stood on…

Dining Out

I’ve been dining out for the last couple of weeks. That kind of dining out where you’re never alone. That kind of dining out where what you talk about is truly soul food. And the food is imaginative, hearty and so incredibly satisfying.  I’ve been dining out because a writer has to live. I’ve been…

The Other Side of the Storm

Yesterday I was sitting at the river dock watching my son fish. The eye of the storm was moving in our direction. The tide was kicking up and the wind was fighting with my chair. I sat there taking it in and thought about the storms I’ve walked through on my life journey, especially the…

Enjoying the Ride

This is the part of the journey where Jesus and I enjoy each other in silence. Sometimes silence can me the most cherished blessing. Peace is indeed a wonderful thing. This is the part of the ride where I sit and enjoy the scenery. I let my mind wonder and processing. Jesus is behind the…

One Lighthouse in a Million

My blog, your blog — we each have a light blinking in a world desperate for light. We each have our own story, our unique voice. How amazing that somehow, we blink at our own frequency, that has nothing to do with how often we publish or the volumes that we have. We see this…