Tags » Personal Essays

John Samuel Tieman: Pillars

There’s a blaze of light
In every word,
It doesn’t matter which you heard,
The holy or the broken – Hallelujah!

Leonard Cohen



There were two holy places in my youth. 463 more words


Let's read some books!

The chemotherapy-induced neuropathy in my hands has forced me to make a lot of changes. I love cooking and baking, doing arts and crafts, and playing video games, but I haven’t been able to do those things since my first treatment. 744 more words


Five Books To Revisit This Season

My husband was gone all weekend. He visited one of our college kids. They planned some hiking advetures that were a little too ambitious for me. 536 more words

Personal Essays

Exciting News of Pending Publication--Read On for More!

It wasn’t too long ago that I found myself waking up at two in the morning, suddenly filled with the words I’d been searching for. 416 more words


Limber Up Before Letting Go: Prompt #4

The wait is over! I’m sure you’ve all been chomping at the bit for me to post the next prompt–so here it is! I’ll be sure to post my own response next week; I’ve also included links to the previous three prompts and my responses… 45 more words

Barbara Bush: True Grace

I can’t let today, the day of Barbara Pierce Bush’s funeral, go by without sharing a few personal words about the enormity of her influence on so many, many people. 428 more words

Personal Essays

Shattered Dream

(I was recently challenged to write about a real-life adversity, mine or a family member’s, and the response to it. This is my story. What about you? 893 more words

Personal Essays