On Fridays around these parts we stop, drop, and write.

For fun, for love of the sound of words, for play, for delight, for joy and celebration at the art of communication.

For only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just right or not.

Won’t you join us?

    1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
    2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
    3. Most importantly: leave a comment for the person who linked up before you – encouraging them in their writing!

OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes on:



Grateful for wild and unruly boys who won’t smile for photos. And baby girls who will.

For sun speckling through trees and weather that warms you on chilly days in ways and places you didn’t expect. Grateful for friends who make us at home in front of their table, their TV, their kitchen sink.

Grateful for sons who can scream real loud when stuck at the top of tree houses and dads who can run real fast in their socks to the rescue.

Grateful for a small house with big hospitality and dishes all done before bed.

For a heart that aches with the happy and children that sink into sofas at nap times and baby girls who curl fingers around their daddys at any time

Full of the full.

And grateful for it.


OK, show me what you’ve got.

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