Author: connectingthreadsblog

  • A Moment of Truth

    This is a momentous night for our nation. A full moon. Unsettled thoughts after tonight’s shocking action by the President. Firing the Director of the FBI! Unprecedented! And Unpresidential.  What revelations will the new day bring? Tonight our Democracy is fighting for her life. If she survives this crisis, there are fundamental changes that will […]

  • A Modern Midas

    I take seriously the injunctions of my faith traditions to love your enemies, and “pray for those who would spitefully use you.” It is often hard work. I have to dig deep to get beneath my own fear and anger and outrage, to try to find some thread of humanity that I am willing to […]

  • A Goddess’s Lament

    By Amy D. Marchand (c) 1996 In the blueness of a watery tomb I searched for you and found you not.  For though your body was there, it was but a cast-aside expression, An empty suit of clothes.  Oh my Beloved, where have you gone?  My tears fall in echoing anguish to the storms that […]

  • About me …

    About me …

    If I’m going to get called names, let it be because I stood for something rather than let my silence imply my assent. I am someone who deeply loves this country. I was raised in NH, educated in DC and have made my home in Virginia, Kansas and now Rhode Island, not far from the […]

  • The Darkest Night 

    In response to something I shared on my timeline, a friend had the following response: “Ya know what would be even better? If people would get over it and become united again like we were 8 years ago…….” It sparked a lot of thought and great conversation, that deserves a wider audience than being hidden […]

  • Daily Prompt: Fragile

    via Daily Prompt: Fragile   Six hundred ten grams Twenty-four weeks gestation Miracle babies A haiku seems appropriate for how tiny and fragile my miracle twins were.  Born at 24 weeks gestati… Source: Daily Prompt: Fragile

  • Daily Prompt: Fragile

    via Daily Prompt: Fragile   Six hundred ten grams Twenty-four weeks gestation Miracle babies A haiku seems appropriate for how tiny and fragile my miracle twins were.  Born at 24 weeks gestation “on the dot,” their survival was by no means assured.  The day before they were born I had turned the page in my […]

  • 5 Awful Mistakes Bloggers Make

    5 Awful Mistakes Bloggers Make

    Good thoughts here. I for one am one of those rare birds who actually DO enjoy the process of editing. However, I cannot disagree with anything in her list! Alexis Chateau Blogging isn’t rocket science, but it can certainly start to feel like it, as you struggle to find the magic formula that takes you from a […]

  • Compassion, not condemnation 

    NBC News published an article recently about an effort at East Carolina University to meet the needs of its students by offering them an “Adulting” course – to teach them what they need to know in order to be self-sufficient adults. See the original article here. One idea immediately jumped out at me.  The university’s […]

  • We belong to each other

    A friend used to have a poster in her office:  A simple black circle inscribed with the words Every wound is an opening if we but let it be. Every wound is  an opening if we but let it be. I’m not so sure whether that is true.  What I do know at this moment, […]