Working With the Reality We Have

By KM Huber When we shift our attention to a memory or a future fantasy, we stray from the present, from what is real. Each moment is all we ever have, and it is more than enough if we stay with it, neither straying to what we have known nor [...]

Immortality: A Matter of Shedding

By KM Huber Shedding is a term I learned from Mark Nepo’s Book of Awakening; he is a great teller of stories for he knows their power. One of the early stories of humans shedding their skin comes from the North Borneo Dusuns who believe when [...]

Forgiveness is More Than an Afterthought

By KM Huber Forgiveness may be the heart of peace but giving and getting forgiveness from the heart is never easy for any of us. At best, it is an afterthought or even a consequence. “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds [...]

Have You Discovered Your “Life’s Work?”

by Jenny Hansen After last week’s post on autism, I thought I’d explore this topic a bit further in the form of my little brother, Dallas. Dallas is twenty-five years old, going on eight. Although he’s a high-functioning autistic individual, [...]


MOTHER-DAUGHTER CREATIVE WRITING ADVENTURE! (or aunts and their nieces, grandmothers and their granddaughters…)  Sunday, April 21   2:00 – 5:00 PM Our adventure with pencil and paper for mothers and their daughters will lead both [...]


Wednesday, April 17   7:30 PM In a much discussed Modern Love piece for The New York Times three years ago, Liz Scarboro eloquently and without regret addressed being a new bride while facing the specter of young widowhood.In MY FOREIGN [...]

KIDS, TRANSLATING POETRY? You bet! An Interactive Workshop! Calling All Young Writers – and Their Adults!

Calling All Young Writers – and Their Adults! Sunday, April 14   11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Poetry Inside Out is a program of San Francisco-based Center for the Art of Translation. Its certified instructors teach in schools throughout the [...]

A Literary Double-header: STEPHEN BEACHY and ALVIN LU

Thursday, April 11   7:30 PM    Stephen Beachy reads from and discusses SOME PHANTOM / NO TIME FLAT, two novellas. Beachy is the author of The Whistling Song and boneyard; he teaches at USF’s MGA in Writing Program. Read [...]

40+ Writers Define The Beauty of “Woman”

What Defines “The Beauty of a Woman?” by Jenny Hansen   The “Beauty of a Woman” Blogfest starts today. Last year, more than 40 people joined in and I’m proud to participate this year. I asked the question: Do Breasts [...]

“Better” Has No Finish Line

This Week’s Inspiration: “Better” Has No Finish Line by Jenny Hansen   This “getting back in shape” stuff is killing me. Last week, I shared with you some important lessons Crossfit is teaching me about [...]