Kathy Donchak

Writer and Recommender of Books

I am a wife, mom, nature, and book lover living in Central Texas. My work is the garden of my interests. The best way to get to know me is to subscribe to my Sunday Letter.

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Sunday Letter: The Call of the Earth

We cannot discover ourselves without first discovering the universe, the earth, and the imperatives of our own being. Each of these has a creative power and a vision far beyond any rational thought or cultural creation of which we are capable.” Thomas Berry, The Dream of the Earth The call of the...
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3 days ago • 2 min read

Sunday Letter: The Force of Time

Time is the force that brings every new experience to the door of your heart. John O'Donohue, Eternal Echoes: Celtic Reflections on Our Yearning to Belong Time is an active force, continuously pushing us forward on the path of becoming. It does not wait or pause, nor does it discriminate....
9 days ago • 1 min read

Sunday Letter: Autumn Mood

Image source:​ The universe is composed of subjects to be communed with, not objects to be exploited. Everything has its own voice. Thunder and lightning and stars and planets, flowers, birds, animals, trees, — all these have voices, and they constitute a...
16 days ago • 1 min read

Sunday Letter: Spirit of Home

image by Erik Mclean​ Home is not a place; it's a feeling." — Unknown Yesterday, I met the woman who will make our house her home. Over the past few weeks, I have been confronting my possessions, making space to reveal the things that hold meaning. I rediscovered the place we called home for a...
24 days ago • 1 min read

Sunday Letter: Remembering

But what if you are already sixty, seventy years old, eighty, ninety? Let the thunder roll. You’ve got something to say. You are alive and you don’t know for how long. (None of us really knows for how long.) No matter your age there is a sense of urgency, to make life immediate and relevant.”...
about 2 months ago • 1 min read

Sunday Letter: Meeting ALL Children

image by Rene Bernal​ Human being" is more a verb than a noun. Each of us is unfinished, a work in progress. Perhaps it would be most accurate to add the word "yet" to all our assessments of ourselves and each other . . . If life is process, all judgments are provisional, we can't judge something...
about 2 months ago • 1 min read

Sunday Letter: Summer Reading

What does it mean to have a voice? When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice, Terry Tempest Williams There is a little free library in my neighborhood. It tells us so much about the people we live nearby but may never know. The sustainable home design book, the nature novels, the...
2 months ago • 1 min read

Sunday Letter: Encouraging Opinion Makers

Image by Nicolas Messifet​ People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion.” Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl​ This month teachers are busy studying pedagogy, human development, tasks, and knowledge for the coming school year to form a...
2 months ago • 1 min read

Sunday Letter: Whispers of Nature

Image by Luke Brugger​ With all the inadequacies of any narrative, the epic of evolution does present the story of the universe as this story is now available to us out of our present experience. This is our sacred story. It is our way of dealing with the ultimate mystery whence all things come...
3 months ago • 1 min read

Sunday Letter: Be You

Image by Hanna Zhyhar​ Finding the center of strength within ourselves is in the long run the best contribution we can make to our fellow men. ... One person with indigenous inner strength exercises a great calming effect on panic among people around him. This is what our society needs — not new...
3 months ago • 1 min read
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