I am in my mid-fifties, neither child nor crone, though there have been recent days – and there are days sure to come – that I have felt one or the other or both. My home is in the just-about-center of the continental U.S. It’s a good place, and I’m glad to be making my life here. I am fortunate in that. I like being in the middle of things. Sometimes I feel that I can stretch my arms wide and touch everywhere in the country…a finger dipping into Florida, a palm sweeping across Montana, a hand cupping California in a friendly embrace. I can circle and dance and hold it all in my arms, a middle-aged woman thankful to be alive with a good vantage point. I’m here because I need a home to write about what I see, what I hear and feel. Space to write about what I know. And room to wonder about what I don’t. A place to share and discover about the phase of this great spiritual path we call a human life. My name is Malissa Martin. Welcome.