Category Archives: multi-cultural dialogue

Return to Grace – Tata Webale

Beloveds, the loss of interacting with you left a huge void in my life. I apologize for the long deafening silence but as you know, when we last spoke the struggle of learning to wait quietly on God for the … Continue reading

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Thread of Life

From one end to the other, a single continuous strand. Deliciously delicate. Colorful and bright. Our job is to see it through without breaking it. At times, a breeze to follow, the pattern recognizable and clear. At others, an indecipherable tangle, … Continue reading

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We Are the Weavers, We Are the Web

It is clearly fall. As I have noticed every year of my life, this seems to be a particularly busy season for our arachnid family members. Unlike many people, I have always welcomed spiders. This could be due at least … Continue reading

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Into the Waiting Arms of Those Who Gather

At night they come, whispering long into the darkness as I sleep. The sheer number of languages suggest representation from many cultures. Their voices have become familiar and comforting, even as they disrupt my sleep. At times I have glimpsed … Continue reading

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The First Thirty Days

Today is August 28, 2012. Exactly thirty days have passed along with my mother. The last of the thank you notes beg for stamps on the dining room table. Four green garbage bags revealing nothing, but containing the cozy clothes … Continue reading

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As The Page Turns ….

When I began the incredible journey of middlescapes – A blog about caregiving a frail elder, life in the middle years, the search for one’s inner athlete, and baking as a path to enlightenment, my goal was simple. To have a witnessed place … Continue reading

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Up-Lift

Mom had a tough day. A very tough day. Translation – by 6pm I found myself exhausted and tearful. Desperately seeking comfort I turned as I often do, to the bloggers who inspire and sustain me and this is what … Continue reading

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