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Mariah

  • Life Musings

    THIS IS YOUR CALL TO ACTION

    One of my very first classes as a Freshman in college was called “Dialogue.” It was a required class where we read material like Martin Luther King Jr.’s  “Letter from Birmingham Jail,”…

  • Thanksgiving
    Life Musings

    The Rock Cries Out to Us Today

    “History, despite its wrenching pain, Cannot be unlived, and if faced with courage, Need not be lived again.” -Maya Angelou (The Rock Cries Out to Us Today) Tomorrow is one of my…

  • a dog napping
    Europe

    Almost, nearly perfect

    Notes from *Iceland, August 18, 2018 Sitting in the airport, listening to Sigur Rós and a reading a book, “The Almost Nearly Perfect People,” feeling quite the same. This moment is almost, nearly…

  • In praise of contentment
    Life Musings

    In praise of contentment

    The newly planted Hosta grows tall toward the ceiling in an orange terracotta pot just a shade off from the color of the wall above the fireplace. The dishwasher hums and swishes.…

  • Poetry

    How to be a Woman

    I first wrote this when I was in Ghana in 2014. It seems even more timely to share it now. I hope someday (soon) I can write a different poem. How to…

  • Life Musings

    Fertile and twitchy

    I’m feeling so much more fertile these days. Is there a way to describe the feeling of fertile without conjuring images of swollen feet and bellies? Of crying babies and glowing cheeks?…