Change brings us, either slowly or suddenly, to the threshold of a new place in our lives. For this morning’s walk: If you fear stepping through the door, know that there is a space, a vestibule, in which you can stand if only momentarily and prepare for what is next. Shout out in memory of Frederick Buechner, a profound writer and man of spirit who passed away this week.



What’s next? I’m talking about hope (again!) and Thomas Merton (yes, that guy!), but this time to the Thomas Merton Society of Great Britain and Ireland. This is the presentation I would have done at their conference earlier this year, but the event was canceled due to Covid. Glad to do this now and share the forum with the talented Chris Pramuk. The event will take place via Zoom on September 1, 2022, at 2:00pm ET. Register by emailing 

Reminders: The Write of Your Life Writers’ Retreat in the Veneto Region, Italy. All spots are taken, but you can get on the waitlist. We can also give you first chance at a space for the 2023 edition! Contact Janet Simmonds of Educated-Traveller for details!

A Circle of Quiet: The Madeleine L’Engle Writing Retreat co-leading with my friend Sarah Arthur! We’ve added a virtual option for this retreat so if you’re not traveling, check it out:

Take care and I’ll see you soon.

Be well,