Behind the writing scenes

In my book club, we were talking about people not being aware of their own strengths, or downplaying them. I mentioned that this was the theme of a blog post that I’ve been trying to write, but it’s resisting being written, so it’s not publishable yet. One of the ladies requested I write about the … Read more

Empathy does not equal enabling

I got some pushback on Tuesday’s post about we the people needing more empathy. Let me muddy the waters a little. You can have empathy for a person’s situation without letting them do whatever they want. You can—often—help a person who is struggling without enabling bad choices. An example: You give your kid an objectively … Read more

We need more empathy

Hello! I’m back and will be writing twice per week—Tuesdays and Thursdays. No more Sunday photos. I’m sharing a photo or two weekly via my newsletter, as well as other writing. If you’re interested, you can sign up here. Just one email every Friday. A friend wrote about her experience in hearing that a local … Read more

Taking time off

Hello, dear readers! A combination of factors is leading me to take a bit of time off from blogging. I expect to be back by Labor Day if not sooner. If you’d like to still engage with my writing and photography in that time, I am continuing to connect with my email subscribers once per … Read more