The Daily Grace
The Daily Grace
the dear deer

the dear deer

WE'VE RETREATED to this spot in the Western North Carolina mountains for five years now, and this is the first time we've been here at the peak of leaf season. Every view takes your breath, and as the sun moves across the sky, each scene is constantly changing. It has...

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Thank you, Jerry Seinfeld.

Thank you, Jerry Seinfeld.

HE WAS ON 60 Minutes Sunday night, something you no doubt know if in your house you love Jerry Seinfeld the way we love him in ours. He was smart, sharp, funny. Then into the conversation a bit, Jon Wertheim asked Jerry if, when the New York Mets franchise was for...

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H(art) to H(art)

H(art) to H(art)

IN EARLIER DAYS of COVID, I wrote about returning to your instincts as a way to cope with the stress of such an unprecedented time. I wasn't thinking of it in exactly that way when first it happened to me. I just did what came naturally when reduced to a more...

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Feathers All Around

Feathers All Around

IT HAS BEEN a long time since I have experienced such a surround of feathers. Unexpected though they always are, it is a phenomenon that began for me in 2011, in the last months of my mother's life. Walking that difficult road with someone you love is hard, deeply...

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Because change is good. And change is coming.

Because change is good. And change is coming.

IN APRIL, in the early days of Covid, I made the rather impulsive decision to up and self-publish my first novel. I had great support from a handful of writers I deeply respect and who are renown. I had full reads and good interest from multiple literary agents even...

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What if.

What if.

I AM NOT SURE what to say, what is mine to say. There is so much uncertainty. And also now, so much unrest. Then this scrolls by on Instagram, and the sentiment makes me stop. What if 2020 isn't cancelled? What if it's the year we've been waiting for? Oh, I believe....

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Dusting off your instinct.

Dusting off your instinct.

WHAT A STRANGE and unsettling time we're in, suffering the coronavirus pandemic. Two months of self-isolation and at least we can say we have managed to master the mechanics the situation: living separate, working from home, properly logging in to Zoom. We've found...

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Hi. I’m Cathy.

This is a blog about writing, creative living, and grace in the everyday. It’s my hope this little spot on the internet will be for you a place of quiet and reflection, a source for inspiration, and a reminder there’s beauty all around—we simply need to keep our hearts open to see it. Thank you for being here with me.

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