November’s Word/Smith is a blessing

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

November’s Word/Smith is a blessing…literally. If you haven’t subscribed, press the link here. It’s free, once a month, and your information is never shared.


Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

October is our month at Word/Smith for Magic. The bubbly, effervescent, ‘something amazing is about to happen’ kind. I figure the world has seen enough of the hating and fearing each other and spit-spot vanquishing kind of magic that creates…


Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

September’s theme for Word/Smith is ‘Bravery', which comes in a dazzling array of sizes. A friend sent me a photo this week I haven’t seen in about forty years. While an Alaska native, I’d grown up Outside and one day…

Play! August W/W

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

Isn’t it about time? Are you ready yet?  Buckle up, this issue of Word/Smith  is all about PLAY: the science., mechanics and sheer fun of it. If you haven’t subscribed yet to Word/Smith, you can press the link here. It’s…


Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

A few words this July about Freedom, our theme for Word/Smith this month.   [caption id="attachment_939" align="alignleft" width="300"] Eugene and Marie Weschenfelder, their dog, Fritzi, and their homesteaded land, Spuhn Island[/caption] This one’s a shout-out, a lovenote, to my immigrant…


Thursday, June 4th, 2020

It’s June and we’ve had a difficult May, all of us.  Word/Smith this month is about Graduation.   Synthesizing what we’ve learned, and when possible, honoring our experience and celebrating the moments to come. Perhaps during the heartbreaking events of the…

The Big Take-Away

Monday, May 4th, 2020

First, I need to say, I send compassion to those out of work, in pain or hungry, the ones afraid they could lose their homes, or even worse, a loved one, to this terrible and awful thing.  Or already have.…

Dropping In…Out…By

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Once upon a time, in a place far away when the words ‘social distancing’ had never come into play, my husband and I attended a gathering.  The place and time isn’t important, nor is the nature of the group. I…


Thursday, March 5th, 2020

Our avowed aim every month is to fling some Light. Just that. A small piece, yes, but in a world with so many anxious, worried hearts, a worthy one. We were almost ready to ‘go to post’ with March’s newsletter,…

To Possibles

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

A month…? Really? A twelfth of this year has already wheeled past and vanished into snips—the tiniest of memories and moments. Our lives are small in this immense, mysterious galaxy, and yet infinitely powerful. And big. The bigness comes every…