Entries by Bethany

Edmonds Bookshop Events

It has been a busy week and a busy day, but I wanted to take at least one minute to invite you to Edmonds Bookshop — tonight, optionally (as you have almost zero notice), but whenever you’re looking for quality books, great customer service, mail-order (!) and, generally, an opportunity to support and enjoy an […]

Blessings for a New Year

Our Advent book takes us through Epiphany, so we are still meeting, and I am still sifting through poetry to find something apt to share with the class each week. This morning I read from John O’Donohue’s book of blessings, To Bless the Space Between Us, and found a poem titled “For the Artist at the Start […]

Giving Thanks for 2022

This afternoon (Dec. 31) I helped pick up fir and cedar limbs in our backyard and now my arm is twanging. It’s been 4 weeks! Isn’t it fine now? But I promised myself I would do an end-of-the year round up of my submissions, and I’m not going to let my arm stop me. If […]

Winter Solstice Greetings

Here in my neighborhood north of Seattle, Washington, we have had our second snowfall of the year—about three inches yesterday and the evening before. Today, it’s 27 degrees (low of 19!) and the sun is shining. Outside my window: glittering white. On December 1st, despite slush and ice, I set out for a long afternoon […]