Fear is Winning

Submitted August 21st, 2014
By for Life

The rain is coming down and I feel the instant relief. It washes away my stresses and brings life to the dying. I crave the cool it brings and the way it cleanses. My heart weighs heavy and the dampness fits just right.   Rain doesn’t solve my problems but it provides respite. A quiet from […]

Fear is Winning
August 21st, 2014 by

The rain is coming down and I feel the instant relief. It washes away my stresses and brings life to the dying. I crave the cool it brings and the way it cleanses. My heart weighs heavy and the dampness fits just right.   Rain doesn’t solve my problems but it provides respite. A quiet from […]

Grief Train
June 21st, 2014 by

From 6/19: A friend died today. Angiosarcoma took her life.  Just like it did Kevin’s in 2008. And I cry, I cry as I type.  I cry for this disease that doesn’t know when to stop.  I cry for her little girls who will grow up without her constant love and affection.  I cry for […]

My Faith Looks Much Different
June 4th, 2014 by

Every single time I have read through the blogs in my book in the past 5 years I feel two ways about the words of faith that I read: I was naive to think that (and then I go back to, “well, I had to have hope!”) Where did that faith go? I’ve been wondering […]

Not Good Enough
June 1st, 2014 by

Turning 30 last week reminded of something kind of big, maybe not earth shattering, and more annoying than anything…but I’ve been telling myself a lot of lies. Here’s some of the things my brain eeks out to me sometimes: So you wrote a book?  Big deal. I’ve earned this food, I deserve to eat it. […]

Automated Privilege
April 15th, 2014 by

I keep hearing, more and more, that the generation of kids coming out of college expect the world.  I guess I am/was part of that.  I’m part of the generation that was taught they could do anything.  When I was in single digits, I though I would become a nurse like my mom.  Then I […]

Natural Healing
May 29th, 2014 by

Even when my lungs burn up the trail and I remember how deeply out of shape I am, I put one boot in front of the other and remind myself that this is healing in so many ways.  I know that my muscles are building, fat is melting, lung power increasing, and soul and mind […]

Seeking Solitude
March 5th, 2014 by

I moved to Montana in 2006 for many reasons. Chasing the beauty of the first thunderstorm I saw in its mountains in 2002 Finding a new path for life Exploring a different route of education Being able to make it on my own It’s only now that I discovered the other reason why I went […]

Healing Begins Outside
February 28th, 2014 by

If you want to help me heal, put me on a trail. It’s where I think best.  It used to be that writing was the best outlet for my worries, but so many things have caused me to hold back my words.  Then, I did the worst thing I could do.  After I broke my […]

Top 5 Treats of 2013
December 22nd, 2013 by

I really love online shopping.  As the UPS man found out this year, I have a much better paying job than previous years, so I had fun with that!  I realize Christmas is less than a week away, but I wanted to share with you some really wonderful quality products that I recommend. Smartwool Socks  […]

Fall Foliage Driving Tours – Lancaster/York
November 2nd, 2013 by

The forecasters lied.  TODAY is the prime day to view the Fall foliage in Lancaster County, at least from my vantage point in Northwestern Lancaster.  The oranges are extreme and brilliant, the yellows subtle with brownish tones, the reds vibrant and warm, and the browns are beginning to hit the ground.  This is my kind […]

Standing Up
August 1st, 2014 by

I walked down there tonight.  Down to the covered bridge that will be within feet of the pipeline construction zone if the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline project is approved by FERC.  I stood there, with my dog, imagining what it would look like with a 125-foot wide swatch of land is cut through this vegetation.  I […]

Pipelines Hinder Corn Crop Yields
August 1st, 2014 by

Shared with Permission from Kevin L. Brown with the Bradford County Conservation District: We are far from doing any official work on pipeline effects on crop yields.  However, I have had several calls inviting us in to look at what has already happened on several farms.  I think that you said there were some meetings […]

FERC Comment on the Atlantic Sunrise Expansion Project
July 14th, 2014 by

Reference: Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC Atlantic Sunrise Project Docket No. PF14-8 Atlantic Sunrise ID is PF14-8-000   My home is located within ¼ – ½ mile from the re-route that has been proposed in West Hempfield Township, Lancaster, County, by Williams Partners for the Atlantic Sunrise Expansion Project.  The map details are shown […]

Beauty in my Backyard
July 7th, 2014 by

As the fireflies move it’s as if they’re floating up from the blades of grass, Shining their light in a flicker of a second before disappearing against the green. The orange of the tiger lilies burst forth from the tangled mess of leaves at their base. I hear the chirp of the birds as they […]

West Hempfield Pipeline Meeting Notes
July 2nd, 2014 by

Last evening I was pleasantly surprised to find nearly 50 people at our local West Hempfield Township meeting in Lancaster County, PA.  I had been working with Ron Youtz, township manager, for several weeks, determining the best time to hold a Q&A session for residents regarding the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline project that is being planned […]