Somehow this little tree sprang to life in my fire pit, even though we last had a fire a little over a month ago. It’s firmly rooted on a piece of charred wood. Talk about resilience! I found some inspiration in it while walking with my head down, deep in thought, rushing between chicken chores … More Hope and life rising from the ashes
When you live like this, it’s a given that your life will be defined by chaos. Nothing can be counted upon. There is no true north, no way out of the wilderness, and no firm foundation. As the child of a hoarder, I was reared in an atmosphere of squalor. Things that most people take … More From Lost to Found
Here’s my column that ran in the paper this week… Hope, as much as air or water, is crucial for life. One’s heart and lungs may continue to function mechanically without it, but the resulting withering is undeniable. I often wonder in this column if I’m conveying fictitious images of our family as a Duluth … More Hope. Not Just a Four Letter Word.