Focusing Through Blurry Eyes

It’s full of moments when speaking is incapable. It’s full of pauses when breathing is inconceivable. It’s full of questions when sense has been hijacked and no ransom can be offered for its whole return. We take our turns reacting and responding. We forget amidst the bullets and barbs and bleeding that words can puncture …

New Friends, (in)couragers, & Book Club

I did it.I signed up for an (in)couragers group. I had no intention really – not specifically choosing not to participate, just that I wasn’t expecting to join. Community groups are something I’m used to doing locally. It makes sense. It’s how it usually is, right? But (in)courage is changing the restrictions of that notion. …

A Lower Threshold

This month, I was supposed to work the needles, showing how practice will make improvement on my October “New Thing’.       I have a confession: I picked up the needles maybe 5 times this month. *Sigh, I wish it were more. I wish I had done better. I really want to learn, to see if …