Entries by Sandra Marinella

Small, Wet Miracles

Last week at the beach five-year-old Harper gave me a purple clam shell. And then another. Within minutes she had collected a dozen shells from the shore. Each shell was more beautiful than the last one. We spread them out and studied them. In the sunshine they glistened with the purple hues of amethysts and […]

The Rocky Path

Once a year my ritual is to unplug my computer and pack my bag. Then I turn my back on the writing and emails that beckon to me and head my steering wheel toward Sedona. I missed this ritual last year, and my soul felt I needed it more than ever.  I longed to hike […]

A Crack in Everything

There is a crack, a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in. That’s how the light gets in That’s how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen   This song became stuck in my head last year as I prepared a keynote speech for one of my favorite groups of word lovers, the National […]