What It Looks Like to Be Living the Dream

What It Looks Like to Be Living the Dream

Want to know what it looks like to be living the dream? I spent last night in this room … at the top of a tower in a castle. That’s right. A castle. I’m at the Glen Eyrie castle for a few days. Writing in the early mornings, then teaching and mentoring a group of middle school writers for the rest of the day. I am literally living, breathing, talking, and dreaming about stories all

Living the Dream

Living the Dream

“A dream is a wish your heart makes when you’re fast asleep …” Can’t you just hear the singing mice and twittering birds? My daughter has been watching the live action remake of Cinderella almost daily since it came out on DVD. Once the credits finally roll, some of the original songs emerge and so the idea of dreams is on my mind. Well, I can’t blame it entirely on a movie since for the

Dashed Dreams

Early in September, I sat beside a friend from church at a high school football game. Her son was a senior running back and linebacker and arguably the best player on the field while my freshman son was likely to stay on the sidelines. I remembered the previous year when my husband took this young man to a college game as a potential recruit and recalled learning his dream was to play in the NFL. I could hardly wait

The Legend of the Three Trees

In honor of the Easter season and my theme this year to “Be Like a Tree in 2012,” I bring you a version of a traditional folktale about three trees with big dreams. Once upon a mountain top, three little trees stood and dreamed of what they wanted to be when they grew up. The first little tree looked up at the stars and said: ” I want to hold treasure. I want to be covered