Category: Family


My Mother’s Quilt

The Quilt  written by Kathleen Powers, May 2003 I love how this poem uses quilting as a metaphor. We might have been dogmatic and precise, even ripping apart our efforts if they did not...


The Patterns of Life

My mother was an excellent knitter, especially with mittens, hats and sweaters. She often wove pictures into the sweaters.  When my daughter was in her Madeline phase (“In an old house in Paris that...


A Talk for Baptism

I’ve been thinking about baptism lately and just remembered that I have saved the talk I gave at my oldest’s baptism 3 years ago. I thought I’d share it here. When you were 4...