But no, the big entrance door swung open and out of it came a woman dressed in a long black gown with a white covering on her head. I blinked, thinking surely I was dreaming. But she was still there, greeting us as we climbed out, saying “Welcome to the Sisterhood of Mary.” And with that welcome, in the space of a single day, we passed through the gates of heaven after escaping the gates of hell.Read More At the Gates of Hell and of Heaven
Appreciate and respect what others say, but stay true to the love and inspiration you find within yourself. Each one of us is unique and has something to offer to all. God bless.Read More Imperfections within Intricacy
I learned so much from attending the village school. It was the late 1960s and to those Swiss children, we might just as well have been aliens from another planet. I hated that school, to me, they were all aliens, too. Here’s how I found out that it’s what’s beneath the surface that unites us, or, “the content of our character,” not the facade.Read More That Hideous Strength II
That was the moment when I discovered magic. Sitting in that old thatched farmhouse in the English countryside, in an overstuffed chair in front of a crackling fire, the rain beating down outside…Read More That Hideous Strength
cute and cuddly or vicious killers? When most people think of rabbits they think of cute and cuddly little critters, and story characters such as the mischievous Peter Rabbit. And then there’s this poor pet rabbit in The Lost Princess who gets thrown at the king and queen in a fit of rage by their […]Read More What About Rabbits?
what do we strive for above all else? As a teenager, my mom suggested to me that the best career choice I could make was to be a children’s book artist and writer. Being a teenager, I of course decided that was the last thing I wanted to be. Ever. Well, it turned out, after […]Read More Fulfillment over Success
The balance between art & writing Ever since I was a little girl and could first pick up a pencil I have been drawing. It was never something I thought about, I just did it. Compulsively. I begged my parents for art supplies and they thankfully complied. Hours upon hours could be spent sitting on […]Read More My Inspiration
Tonight everything will change forever.
Tonight two people will enter Earth through the Paradora.
Vengeance will rain down this night. Blood will flow.Read More How It Happened: Adonai
reflections on living in luxor Here is an article I wrote for Egyptian Streets about teaching boxing to girls here Luxor Boxing Girls: How I Punched My Way Out of Christian American Patriarchy | Egyptian Streets I love this Nile River life of feluccas, temples, and interconnecting villages and canals. I love running along the […]Read More Girl Power on the Nile
A Visit to the Tailor When I was in Egypt at age ten, that would be in 1967, my siblings and I found the clothes men wore to be very funny. They looked like pajamas to us, long striped cotton garments,. Women were covered from head to toe, all in black. In the villages of […]Read More Love & Lunacy on the Nile: Jellabiya Time