Some of you may wonder where I’ve been.
I haven’t written here (or anywhere else for that matter) since November of 2018.
I’ve been walking through the dark night of the soul. I’ve been tending to my mother after her diagnosis with Alzheimer’s. I’ve been saving my life. I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes in January. … More Sacred Selfishness: Where Have I Been?
“Real hope is found in committing ourselves to vast goals and dreams – dreams such as a world without war and violence, a world where everyone can live in dignity. The problems that face our world are daunting in their depth and complexity. Sometimes it may be hard to see where – or how – … More Grace Notes: Finding Hope in the Midst of Despair
“Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.” — Antoine de Saint Exupéry – The Little Prince Weep. Wail. Kvetch. Dance … More Becoming Human
Let Yourself Off the Hook. It’s OK to unplug and disengage from the news of the day, from the horror, genocide, war, poverty and sickness that seem to be everywhere. We aren’t terrible people if we need to sit and look at the sky, silently counting clouds, feeling the wind as it shifts. We aren’t … More A Gratitude Prayer
Your life has a purpose as long as you dedicate it to love. It’s not what we do but who we are that forms our biggest contribution. ~ Marianne Williamson Between now and December 21 (the winter solstice) we have a chance to reconnect and recharge and celebrate the darkest days of the year. We remember … More Winter Solstice: The Rebirth of Wonder
I bought a copy of Desiderata by Max Ehrmann at The Old Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle while I was still in high school. I have no idea what happened to that small piece of parchment with the handwritten calligraphy. I am sure it got lost along with much of the detritus of my childhood. Still, the … More Desiderata Unraveled
This week I’ve been pondering pop culture. Several things are swirling around my head in a hodgepodge, so that’s how they’ll appear here. The Hunger Games I read Suzanne Collins’ terrifying (albeit thrilling) YA novel The Hunger Games (and Catching Fire and Mockingjay) over about four days last summer. Since it has been made into a … More What’s Goin’ On…
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller As a kid, I loved and admired Helen Keller and Amelia Earhart as two women who threw themselves into life full throttle, with absolutely nothing held back. I read voraciously about their … More Broken Open