Ways of Looking with Susan Ahlbrand Ten Ways of Looking at Time I When it began My childhood prayer growing up in a “Thief in the Night” church: Jesus, please don’t return until I grow up and get to have my own family. II When it’s focused Softball practice in the park, softball games every… Read more October Open Write with Ethical ELA
You know when time flies and you don’t know where it went? You want to stop it, but, of course, you can’t? I experienced that this evening in a workshop. I am part of a leadership team doing a storytelling training on Zoom. (Yikes!) The leaders were given 90 minutes to help our small group… Read more Time is a Great Teacher, But it’s Killing Me!
Prompt 112 last week from Nadia Bolz-Weber was writing about “Things I’m not proud of…” Here is more: Write a confession—something you did or said that you still carry with guilt and shame. Then write your own absolution, honoring the aftermath of your actions, calling in grace. *Optional: Burn after writing. This was powerful for… Read more The Isolation Journals and Studio Visit with Nadia Bolz-Weber
Today is Wednesday already here in Bahrain. I’m up and ready for the first of my Zoom classes, which are gradually becoming someone else’s Zoom classes. I’m in a very slow process of saying goodbye to my school. In February it started. I decided not to return because I could only commit for half a… Read more Slice of Life the Day After
This evening my husband and I took a walk around the block. We had some tiny errands so we headed out with four full bags–two were just trash that needed to be dumped in the bin down the street. Two were full of second-hand clothes to be donated in a donation bin on the corner.… Read more A Walk in the Neighborhood