Becky Blue
  • Perspective I have lived on the South Dakota prairie my entire life. We used to be called the Sunshine State but are now called the Mount Rushmore State. Weeks like this help me to understand that bold decision of our state legislature in 1992. (wink, wink) I tire of these days where I can’t see a […] 16 responses February 4, 2016
  • Snow Words I have the pleasure today of looking out of a coffee shop window in Crested Butte, Colorado. The snow has been gently but intentionally falling since yesterday. Everything is equally dusted in white flakes; the rooftops, the transit buses, the pine trees, the ice sculptures in the square of the resort, and most importantly for […] 12 responses January 16, 2016
  • I wonder as I wander I love alliteration. That matching letter or sound at the beginning of words giving a sentence or phrase a certain dance across the page (or through that grand corridor to the heart). It may be one of the reasons I am especially fond of the Christmas carol, “I Wonder as I Wander.” Even if you […] 2 responses December 18, 2015
  • The C’mon Inn   I grew up on a farm that had a long gravel driveway. The advantage to the long driveway was that in the evening we could see the headlights of any car headed our way. My mom had us trained to pick up the house in the amount of time it took for a car […] 7 responses November 12, 2015
  • Made by a Name I can still plainly hear my voice on that first day of kindergarten at District #32 just down the gravel road from our farm in rural South Dakota. My teacher, Mrs. Dangel, was reading the roll call, “Rebecca?” to see if I was present. (There were only five of us seated around a tiny table […] 15 responses November 2, 2015
  • Made with Words   If there is a thread that joins together all the pieces of my life, it is words, spoken and written. I discovered a love for writing poetry in my teenage years. My nursing career has surprised me with numerous creative writing opportunities. My years as a clinical nurse specialist in geriatrics and now in faith […] 12 responses October 23, 2015