One of the (many) perks of living in Nashville is the frequent opportunity to connect with the literary world in general and some of my favorite writers in particular. Yesterday I had the privilege of sitting in on a conversation between Ann Patchett and Elizabeth Gilbert at the Nashville Public Library Literary Award Public Lecture … Continue reading A Conversation with Ann Patchett and Elizabeth Gilbert
From the ends of the earth I call to you I call as my heart grows faint lead me to the rock that is higher than I for you have been my refuge.
What is the #1, fundamental, foundational human need, more important than food, water, oxygen or even safety? Identity. Identity? Identity: Do I exist? Do I matter? Do I have value? Am I good enough? Who am I? I have been learning about identity since January. I see it everywhere now. I see it in every book, … Continue reading This word is changing lives. This word will change the world.
The moon. Huge. Orange. Bright. Close. It looks like you could reach up and touch it, she says. They drive south. East. She reads aloud. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Robert Pirsig's Chautauqua fills their ears, makes her laugh, makes them wonder. The ridge. A black wall looming over them. Another turn and … Continue reading And then there were two, A Love Story.
I read a lot. Well. I try to read a lot. I do this because I enjoy it. And because I am on a quest, though that is a story for another time. I also home-school four kids. So I mom a lot too. Here is what reading usually looks like for me: *Sit down on the couch … Continue reading Zen and the Art of Motherhood