From 1 to 99

Brain things, People

We’ll start with the north and south poles—those who read lots of blogs and those who read almost none at all. By their request and my own, we are keeping the names of specific blogs out of it. Enjoy. ***** Ms. 99/41 is my friend Anita Yoder, also a blog writer. She initially commented— I read […]

April 2, 2014

A Blogging Poll

Brain things

Today is my two-year birthday of blogging! I suppose I should call it an anniversary, but that sounds matrimonial and I’d rather think of Confessions as my kiddo, not my spouse. Go make me proud, little blog. But no, I will not promise to live with thee in peace until death do us part. The […]

March 22, 2014


Brain things

Confession: I often think it would be fun to comment anonymously on my own blog. Don’t you just really think a lot of bloggers want to do this? And how do you know we don’t?? Maybe I am doing it already and you don’t know it. Maybe I am WelcomeHomeKatya and Not the Boss and […]

September 11, 2013

An airtight box


Dear Reader, In writing to you today I am pretending that you are one person, instead of the unwieldy and three-dimensional herd of actuality. It’s kind of hard talking personally to a herd. Condense yourself if you will. There, that’s better. You and I are sitting together over tea. I want to talk to you […]

April 4, 2013

Drummer girl

Brain things

I watched a baker layer silk on velvet. Fresh raspberries, cream, chocolate. Hazelnut, liqueur, and curls. Decadence on a plate, flawlessly arranged. Tantalizing. Perfect. A hundred and six comments. You will never be a great cook. I watched an author sculpt wonder with his words. Awaken feeling. Evoke character. Wrap sense and subtlety in layers […]

February 9, 2013

Hello world!


Confession: I love to learn. This blog is a place for me to talk about learning: fresh ways I am finding hope and energy. I feel most alive when I am discovering something new, stretching my skill set, researching something I’m not good at, taking a step toward living what I have come to care […]

March 22, 2012