Author Archives: Liz

Mid-week reflection

Every time I write, I hear a thousand different voices.  The voice of the cynic who asks why I should be posting about my story when leaders are dropping bombs and people need to be fed and justice needs to … Continue reading

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Letting Life Speak

Today I am going to begin a new weekly writing tradition.  I’m going to practice noticing.  I’m going to, as Frederick Buechner said, listen to my life.    I’m going to try to let Life speak for itself, in an … Continue reading

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Losing Our Grips

I would sleepwalk through this morning.  The clouds would hang low in the sky, the air too warm for February.  I would see people in the halls, smile and say hi, hold doors open, nod my head during class discussions, squint … Continue reading

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from reaction to response

Up until now, we have said things to the babies and they smile.  Sometimes, when we say their names loud enough, they turn their heads to meet our gaze.  They play in their cribs after bath time and the rising pitch and … Continue reading

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This Now

I can remember rocking Cohen as an infant in his room in our old house.  The yellow glow of the streetlight dimly illumined the outline of the blue curtains his great grandmother had stitched in preparation for his arrival. A … Continue reading

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The Real, True Dulcie Campbell

It is believed that Plato and his Greek peers at times referred to God as “the really real.” A few days ago Sophie brought back a picture book from the school library.  It was called The Real, True Dulcie Campbell.  On … Continue reading

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Blink

Jacob looks at Mae. “She looks older,” he says.  She lies on her back, legs bouncing unintentionally toward the ceiling.  Sharp, happy little coos.  Soft, baby breaths. Open. Close. ——– A few days ago Jacob and I celebrated our 10th anniversary. … Continue reading

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The Crazy

Bedtime– Family room–Sunset. I’m feeding Everett– he swallows and slurps, his breath loud and content.  Ellie is screaming.  Cohen has taken her white shell necklace, and now he’s lying on the floor refusing to get up, refusing to change into his … Continue reading

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Shells and sand

Our last morning of our vacation: we emptied the remaining food from the fridge and stuffed dirty clothes into overladen suitcases.  I gathered up toothpaste and toothbrushes, the girls’ toy ponies, the babies’ receiving blankets.  I watched Cohen ever-so-carefully dump … Continue reading

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Little and Big

Everett & Mae (or Crush and Maisy as we have taken to calling them) arrived in the world on April 14th, 2016– at the same minute.  Their arrival was anticipated (and delayed) for weeks, if not months.  Contractions all through March, … Continue reading

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