The Fresh Air of Forgiveness

October 13, 2016

The signs of our nation’s ill health are mounting in the United States right now. Our political discourse seems to be on a freefall to all-time lows, and the nation has been poignantly diagnosed as suffering from any number of grave maladies including: a failure of the heart and “serious sceptic systemic racism;” and a malignant […]

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Unity in a Time of “Us vs. Them”

September 22, 2016 | Tags: , ,

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase each other doesn’t make any sense.                                   ~ […]

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Hearts at Half-Mast

July 9, 2016

The flags in the United States are flying at half-mast again. We are in heartbreaking times. Returning home from a tearful vigil in St. Paul for Philando Castile the other night, I pulled out an old tattered collection of sermons by Martin Luther King, Jr. and read until my eyes were as heavy as my heart. […]

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Awakening the Dreamer Within

June 6, 2016

More than one year out from my cancer diagnosis and surgeries, I am celebrating each day that I am still cancer-free. And I am living differently than I was a year and a half ago, not only with more gratitude  each day but also with more sleep. It turns out, as I’ve discovered in dramatically cutting […]

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