Browsing Tag

memoir

  • be

    writing my memoir: researching myself

    i’m doing it. i am making it happen. that book of mine… preparations are underway. i’m all alone this evening, so i am making the most of my time. and i am loving every…

    18 Nov 2014
  • be

    the single most important thing.

    “the most important thing is to find out what the most important thing is” wrote shunryu suzuki in his book zen mind, beginner’s mind. that’s your assignment for the next three weeks. do whatever…

    23 Sep 2013
  • be in the wild

    i’m rested and i’m ready.

    it’s been a long time. too long. i have neglected my “from death to peace” story for many reasons. lack of time, lack of inspiration, the holidays, etc. well, perhaps it’s actually lack of…

    7 Feb 2013
  • lists

    top ten tuesday.

    introducing… liz’s top ten things she should be doing: 1. writing my next blog post (or 2 or 3) for from death to peace (my memoir) 2. writing a proposal for work 3. creating…

    27 Nov 2012
  • be

    someone special in sweden.

    our boat docked at the harbor, we disembarked, and were greeted by new, smiling, swedish faces and a cold, chilly swedish summer rain. everything happened more quickly than i could process it. we crammed…

    8 Nov 2012
  • be

    get out of the boat.

    summer 2007 denmark: the plane touched down. five excited, never-been-to-europe-before university students, a fellow minister, and i found our way through customs, got our passports stamped, saw a smiling & familiar (to me) face…

    2 Nov 2012
  • be north carolina

    fly away, little bird. fly away.

    may 2007 i knew change was coming. i knew that getting on a plane and heading to scandinavia would, once again, change my life. of course, i had no idea how much everything would…

    30 Oct 2012
  • be

    scandinavia is for lovers.

    before i can tell you of how i fell in love with my wife, how i came to be in love with a woman, and how i ended up in inger’s home in denmark…

    19 Oct 2012
  • be

    inger & her apples.

    every fall i think of her. inger. and her apples. and the mornings i shared with her in the fall of 2008. every morning lina & i woke up when the alarm rang at…

    9 Oct 2012
  • be north carolina

    the hardest words.

    here is the next part of my memoir, “from death to peace”… Luggage in my hands, butterflies in my stomach, and my heart racing, I slowly walked up the stairs onto our tiny front…

    30 Jul 2012
  • be greece

    my journey to peace.

    about a week ago, i had a request from a fellow blogger, the mezz, to begin a series on my journey to peace. as i said before, i was humbled & overwhelmed. and somehow…

    12 Jun 2012
  • culture

    just kids.

     my new bedside table buddies: patti smith & robert mapplethrope.  i am so into memoirs/biographies these days. perhaps because i am truly attempting to write one myself. and what better way to get into…

    7 Feb 2012