Danna D. Schmidt

Master Life-Cycle Celebrant®

Ordained Wedding Officiant

Funerals/Memorials Specialist

News & Musings

I really had the best of intentions to update my blog more. Sigh. For a peek at some of my ceremonial distractions these past months, however, have a look at my inaugural issue of Waypoints…in which I wax poetic about weddings, poignant about the season of my father’s dying, and prophetic about honoring your own… Continue Reading

Patriot Games

“I am from clothespins, from Clorox and carbon-tetrachloride. I am from the dirt under the back porch. (Black, glistening, it tasted like beets.) I am from the forsythia bush the Dutch elm whose long-gone limbs I remember as if they were my own.”George Ella Lyon, excerpt from “Where I’m From”   Where I’m from, we… Continue Reading

Here Comes the Sun

   “We like the things that summer brings. It brings the sun. It brings the heat. It brings the things we like to eat.”Alice Low, Summer Summer is coming, summer is coming! We feel it in our bones, we see it in the sky and we know it to be so in our restless, vagabond hearts. The sun has been… Continue Reading

Say it RITE…the Ceremonious Way!