Yesterday I was relieved to find out that someone I know, originally from Marshall, who now lives in Cairo was able to get a flight out. She's glad to be safe but writes on her Facebook page that she's left her heart in Egypt. As all eyes turn to Egypt, to the violent scenes unfolding on our TV screens, I appreciate the writers and journalists who are working hard to tell these stories, to give us context and help us make sense of these events, such as in today's New York Times article, "Egypt News -- The Protests." Our hearts and prayers go out to all the Egyptian people as they endure this transition to what we can only hope will be a better life.
I love to play with words. To capture moments on the page. To explore the physical and spiritual geography of what I call "fly-over country." I write from imagination, observation and my own experience of wandering in fly-over country--the literal, physical spaces of my life on the Minnesota prairie and the inner territory of the soul.