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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Some small sound that could wake us

March 17, 2016 | Tags: ,

The grass is greening here in the upper Midwest, the emerald blades of daffodil leaves are emerging from the dirt and the migratory birds are returning. Even though flakes of snow are tumbling past my window as I write this, in recent days we have begun sleeping with a window open in our house and […]

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