Articles By: Emily Clark

Stitch by Careful Stitch May 23rd, 2024 - The skeins of yarn. The piles of fabric. The boxes of buttons. For years, my mother’s favorite pastime had been her handiwork. In addition to… Read More ››
Rebuilding the Foundation April 27th, 2024 - Just before Easter, I had dinner with an old friend, who came up to Connecticut from Georgia for the holiday and two other remarkable occasions.… Read More ››
Bless This Bread March 29th, 2024 - For years, my mother— and my grandmothers before her—made Irish soda bread throughout the month of March in preparation for St. Patrick’s Day. It became… Read More ››
A thin layer of white January 28th, 2024 - The season’s first snowfall came quietly, almost hesitantly, right before dusk on the evening of the Epiphany. I noticed the tiny flakes, illuminated by the… Read More ››
Still Christmas December 26th, 2023 - I never expected, on the First Monday of Advent, to be sitting in a small church in rural Pennsylvania, squeezed between my husband and daughter,… Read More ››
Fun Uncle Dave Plus One December 4th, 2023 - We wondered if it would ever happen. While the other siblings were settled, he was the restless one. We thought he was content being “fun… Read More ››
Remembering Juno October 20th, 2023 - Six years ago, I finally relented, giving into the pleas of my daughters (and my husband), and agreed to adopt a pet. I never had… Read More ››
Kneeling at Mary’s Altar September 4th, 2023 - “Did you know that in 79 AD, Mount Vesuvius erupted for 12 hours?” asked Nathan, tugging at my sleeve. “That’s so interesting,” I replied, guiding… Read More ››
My own little moment of peace June 25th, 2023 - The beginning of summer brings thoughts of lazy days and firefly-speckled nights, hours spent outdoors in hopes of peace and rejuvenation. “Peace be with you,”… Read More ››
Can you stay for tea? May 27th, 2023 - My mother-in-law turned 87 this month, and when my husband asked how she would like to celebrate, her answer was simple: “For the family to… Read More ››
A lily, like Lilly April 30th, 2023 - Many years ago, a little girl sat with her parents, her grandmother, and her baby brother in the front pew of a church on Easter… Read More ››
The chance to start again March 29th, 2023 - Refresh. Renew. Reflect. Umm, rebirth! What about revive? Return? Redo. I bet you didn’t get this one—redeem!” Whoever thought that ninth graders could become so… Read More ››
A Token of Fond Remembrance February 19th, 2023 - Cherished books hold cherished stories – not only inspiring ones realized from words on a page, but stories of all those who have enjoyed them.… Read More ››