Kayaking

A gift from my sister: It’s never too late to live your passion

A gift from my sister: It’s never too late to live your passion

My older sister is a wonderful painter so I commissioned her to paint the Be As One bridge. Isn’t it beautiful? My sister has ties to this bridge just as I do. She wrote the following on her website: “The Wellesley College Bridge is iconic to me as is Wellesley College.  My family and I […]

Who are your teachers and what “study guides” do you have?

Who are your teachers and what “study guides” do you have?

This is what I read today in Generous Faith Stories to Inspire Abundant Living, a lovely book by Sr. Bridget Haase, OSU. You remember Sr. Bridget. She’s the one I wrote about recently who is speaking at the Gather Us In 2013 women’s conference taking place on November 2. (see previous post). She’s the one […]

How do you live in the present moment when the present moment sucks?

How do you live in the present moment when the present moment sucks?

Not an especially eloquent way to state it but that’s what’s been going through my mind the last couple of days. It’s not that life has been especially trying, not at all. But a conversation that I had recently with a wonderful nun really got me to thinking. In preparation for my next column in […]

Step by Step

Step by Step

The temperature outside was 10 degrees with a wind chill of -11. And I still went out for  my lunch time walk. When I returned, the office manager and real estate agent on duty applauded. I felt like applauding myself. Never in a million years did I think I would ever find myself walking in […]

Finding the mystic in me

Finding the mystic in me

Today I started reading a book entitled The Naked Now by Richard Rohr. I originally planned on reading it because a group I belong to, the Commission of Women of the Diocese of Worcester, chose this book as the one they wished to study this year. A dear friend of mine, a deacon in the […]

Close encounters of the Bird kind

Close encounters of the Bird kind

Kayaking is such a great way to sneak up on birds! Here’s a couple I was able to capture in a picture. The setting is Mill Pond in Westborough, MA. This place never disappoints! Click to Tweet & Share: Close encounters of the Bird kind http://wp.me/p2D9hg-ag Would you like to learn along with Susan how […]

Frodo and Hobbiton: Kayaking on Lake Waban at Wellesley College

Frodo and Hobbiton: Kayaking on Lake Waban at Wellesley College

This was a trip to fairyland, to everything I imagined Hobbiton to be. It was hard to leave, reminding me of the great courage Frodo Baggins demonstrated in forsaking all this beauty to set out on his quest. His life’s flow brought him to extreme danger, ugliness, terror and ultimately, heroics. He had the courage to […]

Learning about life’s flow from a kayak

Learning about life’s flow from a kayak

How could satisfying a husband’s request for a kayak end up teaching me one of the most important lessons of my life? Here’s how. Back in 2007, my husband Rich suggested we get a kayak. In exploring our central Massachusetts town, we discovered that it and surrounding towns are peppered with lakes, ponds and streams. […]

Welcome to Be As One!

Welcome to Be As One!

Welcome to Be As One. My name is Susan and I’m grateful for the time you’ve taken to stop by and visit. Who am I and what’s this blog all about? As well as being a wife and mother, I am a writer, musician and graphic artist. I have lots of interests that I pursue […]

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