In the recent Hulu series “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng, a blonde mother berates a black mother for her nomadic life, saying by way of comparison “I made good choices!” The black mother looks at her and says “You
One summer Kathy and I persuaded Mom and Dad to pay us what they were paying the maid to clean the house . As teenagers we figured we were old enough to know how to run a mop and broom.
I recently learned that in music, an interruption occurs when a dominant chord is followed not by the tonic expected chord, but by another chord, usually the submediant one. One which was unexpected. Up until COVID-19, most of our lives
What would Jesus do during this COVID 19 lock down? I couldn’t help but wonder that as I contemplate this day of his resurrection…His emerging from the tomb of the formerly permanent quarantine known as death. Some aspects of social
COVID 19 has brought us many images, too many of them heartbreaking. COVID 19 has brought us distancing, from strangers as well as those we love. COVID 19 has taught us to wear masks and gloves before we step outside.
As I write this I am fielding texts from friends showing empty shelves in Costco, tourist free Italy, and makeshift hand sanitizer which is 10% alcohol, 90% glitter. I am scanning headlines which predict that many of our loved ones
Earth is the element of longevity. Earth thinks generationally. When contemplating projects or opportunities, earth naturally considers the long term ramifications. This can be challenging for the other elements, who are more short term and immediate in their thinking, especially
When they sold him to me they said he was supposed to top out at six pounds upon maturity. As I held him in my hands he weighed two pounds. I could actually hold him in one hand, but
In my own life I found that once I developed a mission statement that was broad enough to cover my interests and activities both on and off “the job,” my life began to make a dramatic shift. Decision making came
The Voice speaks in Silence because we need to make space for it—clear the beats between one pulse and the next in order to fall into the glory that is beyond us. Sometimes a place calls us to silence. There