Author Archives: Friesen Group

fall and transitions: living with what is

“Living with what is” is the ultimate challenge. It is the dancing “and” … . I choose to allow the dancing “and” to weave the threads of my life, to fully expand my heart and soul. Continue reading

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are we there yet: living with what is

When I was growing up, my Hooley-Murray grandparents lived near Lockport, New York, just beyond Lake Erie and Buffalo, 550 miles away. And, my Troyer-Stauffer grandparents lived near Milford, Nebraska, 650 miles away. “Are we there yet?,” constantly echoed from the back seat. The answer echoed back with a sigh, “No. Just enjoy the trip.” Continue reading

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sunset at cedar bluff reservoir

The beauty of the Smoky River Valley … a Kansas sunset … Continue reading

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hiding: living with what is

When I was growing up, a favorite pastime was to create a play tent. My brother and I would begin by placing a card table in the center of the living room, covering it with a blanket, and continuing to build. By the time we finished, the field of blankets would stretch across the living room, forming a table-height tent. Continue reading

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daydreams of South Park and Wilkerson Pass

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the geography of here: living with what is

The Kansas landscape hides stories. I’ve often laughed, “It isn’t the end of the earth, but you can see it from here.”  Continue reading

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known and unknown: living with what is

There is comfort in the ordinary. But today was not ordinary. Continue reading

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clyfford still: untitled

Black was never a color of death or terror for me. I think of it as warm and generative. But color is what you choose to make it.” – Clyfford Still Continue reading

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healing: living with what is

I’ve been re-imagining healing in the context of my diagnosis of recurrent ovarian cancer. I’m pondering healing … not curing, solving, or fixing. Continue reading

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continental divide from wilkerson pass

Continental Divide viewed from Wilkerson Pass Continue reading

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