Breathe free

I’m sitting on a train from Seattle to Vancouver BC—reflecting on when the border was permeable and seen as welcoming neighbors. Similarly though, with Mexico. We now detain and rip apart families at the southern border and craft unnecessary complexity at the last US...

What we need is kindness

I’m not sure why living as human instead of machine takes daily work. It could be appreciation and gratitude were not a given at birth. It could be that growing up in a family using emotional blackmail provides challenges we believe is the way of things. I’ve learned...

Down with bravado. Bring back care.

My mind has been reflecting on the ways so much of our society is built on ego stroking. You know: The unfortunate way folks hold themselves and build many of our societal models including the Judicial System, instead of speaking our truth. The players position and...

Resilience

I have been thinking a lot about resilience these days. Today I visited a cute small town in Central Florida enjoying their weekly market until I was asked if I am a registered voter. I asked what their petition was about when he indignantly said only citizens should...

Come home with me

As we find our way to joy Passing through the dark places, Sometimes stopping for a while Come find me I’m not far, always near By choice Brought to you through listening To a deeper hearing Than ordinary time, I Entered you to a place Beyond the surface skin Yet fear...

Angels

Angels were sent To fulfill through love each of us to hold and care giving in a world that takes. I was touched as they kissed my heart Opening a pathway past the dark places Lighting a way for me to see You… Easy it’s not, yet guides my days Remembering why I’m...

Ignorance is everywhere

The latest World Happiness Index recently came out. And the U.S. continues its slide downward. No surprise that the Scandinavian countries are on top followed by New Zealand, Australia, and Canada. The tragic shooting in Christchurch, NZ had their extraordinary Prime...

The sweetest diet around

We're being bombarded with multitude of conflicting news and sales pitches for what constitutes a healthy diet. According to Google there have been around 130 million books published on diets, yet we continue to be confused as diabetes and heart disease grow in...

All touch is of consequence

I've been thinking of late about our justice system in light of the magnitude of condoned lying. I think of this in light of my mentor and dear friend Bob (Robert Kimball) who died a short while ago. Bob was at different times Dean and Professor of Theology at the...