Traveling Mercies

Were you ever about to go on a trip and someone says to you “Traveling mercies”? I always wondered what that meant. Well the quote today comes from Anne Lamott who writes: Traveling mercies: love the journey, God is with you, come home safe and sound. Sounds good...
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SONG: Call Me Woman

Call Me Woman Language is important to me. I’m not a lady. I’m not a girl. I’m a strong, resourceful, creative woman. My name is Ann—without an “e”. I think whenever you say “She’s a…..” you need to double check yourself because first and foremost we are women....
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SONG: I Git Tired

I Git Tired I wrote this when I had four children at home and a traveling husband and I did get tired of trying to do everything—the dishes, mopping the floor, taking the garbage out, cleaning the toilets. So I divided the jobs up and everyone did their...
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SONG: The Army Is Having a Bake Sale

The Army Is Having a Bake Sale The Fellowship of Reconciliation, headquartered in Nyack, NY once put out a postcard that said the titled of this song! The situation hasn’t changed in that our defense budget continues to grow and grow and grow—with few or no audits or...
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[Song] Restroom Door

Restroom Door I still notice the sign on the restroom door as I enter. I would say that in the last thirty-five years the signage issue has improved and many more restroom doors say “Women” than used to. But I stay vigilant because occasionally there are still attempts...
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[SONG] Survivors

Survivors The interesting thing about this song is that it started out being about women——and it still can be about women and their struggle in this country and all over the world to survive. All of the words apply to women—rough times, strong barriers, wrong rules, slow, slow...
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[Song] Mother May I

Mother May I If ever there was a time for a woman to not ask permission, it is now. Whether it is mother, teacher, preacher, husband, next-door neighbor, congress-person, I’m ready for each woman to think it through, ask questions for clarity, and decide for herself. No asking,...
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[Song] Tendering

Tendering The first song in the CD Woman Songs Peace Songs is “Tendering” and I still identify with the very personal focus that spurred the original writing. Now there seems a whole new level on top of that personal one. It’s the level that speaks to the whirlwind...
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Consensus on Patriotism

September 1, 2018 Consensus on patriotism. Today I watched the three hour memorial service for John McCain and heard a consensus on patriotism—what it is, what it isn’t. I was moved by a family that expressed in words and in presence their love for this man that modeled...
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Take Back The Night

I wrote Take Back the Night in the 1980’s…… Today with the emergence of the #MeToo movement it remains relevant. It continues to say “Respect each one of us. We are strong. And you need to know that we will speak out.” Take Back the Night—–There is a...
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Mama and Me

Mama and Me

Mama and Me---Our last three years together and beyond is a book about a relationship, built over 50 years and culminating in Mama’s death.

Do You Love Me

Do You Love Me

Do You Love Me is a wonderful children's book. A conversation between a Grandmother and Grandson.

Graces To Sing

Graces To Sing

Graces To Sing to Tunes You Know. Graces is filled with familiar tunes with new words to celebrate times with family and friends, good food and thanks.

Trilogy of Cancer

Trilogy of Cancer

Ann's story of her cancer journey...filled with stories, poems, songs. You will laugh, cry....

Shadorma’s

Shadorma’s

This is a book that puts each of the 150 psalms in the psalter into a shadorma poetry form. Some of the longer psalms have several shadormas.

Women Songs | Peace Songs

Women Songs | Peace Songs

Woman Songs|Peace Songs is a collection of inspirational and powerful music still speaking to our times. Originally recorded in 1980.

Wisdom of Children

Wisdom of Children

Wisdom of Children is a collection of stories of the Grandchildren in Ann's life, their wisdom and her reflections for God.

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