Lee Ann

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Floating through Paradise

June 8, 2016

Jackson, Wyoming – June 8, 2016 Then there were the Grand Tetons. Floating down the Snake River, which was still turbid and swollen with snow melt, we called out jokingly about “rapids” ahead. It was calm enough to eat our lunches on board. I don’t think we even got wet, and I regretted leaving my Nikon on the bus. The young, jagged peaks of the Grand Tetons were…

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A view from the top of that hill

June 5, 2016

Sunday, June 5, 2016 – Billings, Montana Probably no other scene of American history is more embedded in my psyche than Custer’s Last Stand. It’s a mythic story that has intrigued me since I read a children’s biography of George Armstrong Custer – no doubt a sanitized version of his life and what actually happened on June 25, 1876. Over the decades, my knowledge of the Battle of…

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Airbnb Uber Alles – Adventures in Charlotte

May 13, 2016

Standing on a street corner in Charlotte’s Fourth Ward at 5:15 a.m., a Jeep Cherokee comes rolling by slowly. I had just deposited an empty wine bottle in a recycling container, so I figured I was the one who seemed suspicious. The driver rolls down his window and asks, “Are you Lindsay?” He showed me his smart phone with Lindsay’s name and picture on it. That’s when I…

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Lent, fasting and Facebook

February 23, 2016

If God were trying to tell me something, would I know? If God were reassuring me or challenging me, would I notice? I ask for the grace to be free of my own preoccupations and be open to what God is saying to me. – From the Sacred Space meditations We are into the second week of Lent, and I am fasting from Facebook and commenting on social media. Every…

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Strumming away Alzheimer’s

January 20, 2016

The last time I saw my mom, she didn’t know who I was.  I flew to Texas to visit her because the end was near, and she was more interested in watching “NCIS”  than in chatting with her daughter during what I knew would be the final visit. In her nursing home room, there was a yellow sticky on a wall with the word “Delaware” written on it. Before she had totally forgotten…

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The Bible as inspired art

January 1, 2016

One of my chronic New Year’s resolutions inevitably has to do with the Bible and reading more of it. If you live in Delaware, one of your resolutions should be to visit the Saint John’s Bible exhibit at the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover. In Dover through March 27, it is this breathtaking mixture of calligraphy, dazzling gold-leaf illuminations, inspirational images, Benedictine theology, worship, love for the Word…