January 6, 2020 a reality check on American Democracy

Boxing is not a sport for people with weak stomachs. I awoke this morning feeling like I was punched in the stomach without prior notice. Ever had that experience? In my lifetime, I’ve been punched in the gut several times, literally and figuratively. What I learned from each experience, is that no trauma is exactly… Continue reading January 6, 2020 a reality check on American Democracy

Don’t be anxious

There’s a story here. This morning I was feeling a bit discouraged. As I was sitting at my kitchen table with my head down, eating and contemplating my challenges, I looked up and saw this beautiful image above. Instinctively, I jumped up and grabbed my camera to capture the moment. The beauty of the valley… Continue reading Don’t be anxious

When Apologies go Wrong

A while ago, I visited a church I previously attended regularly, and one of the parishioners walked up to me to apologize. Here is how her apology went: I noticed when you come to church you avoid me, she said. She continued to say; I want to see Jesus. If there is anything I have… Continue reading When Apologies go Wrong

What lies between your Dash?

“It seems to me that in the orbit of our world you are the North Pole, I the South–so much in balance, in agreement–and yet… the whole world lies between.”  – Thomas Wolfe, You Can’t Go Home Again Wolfe uses known entities to describe two opposing worldviews, but more importantly, he emphasizes the great division… Continue reading What lies between your Dash?