Somewhere deep in my primal instincts, it felt personal – like a mighty, conscious force was displaying its power to make a point.
Friction, Character and Home-Cooked Meals
The more digital technology leads us to expect a friction-free life, the less and less able we will be to deal with other people — those pesky humans just don’t seem to respond to our desires as quickly and easily as our beloved devices.
Out With The Old, In With The New?
“Out with the old, in with the new” is a common phrase in our culture. But there are times when we should question it.
Sunlight Finds the Opals
Solstice and the sacred stories of the season remind us that there are endless points of light waiting to be revealed in “due time.”
Going Anywhere This Season?
Being on spiritual journeys involves something more than just covering distances. It’s about trusting what we cannot see and relying on resources beyond our control.
God Rest Ye Ornery People
Hard as life can be, and no matter how “ornery” we may feel, the gift of Christmas comes to us anyway.
Ever Experience the Same Thing Twice?
Maybe our whole life is just a series of “impressions” as we try to capture important moments in the changing light.
Is Life All About Our “Highlight Reels?”
Trees are a common source of shelter and safety, and therefore an ideal place for contemplation. But maybe there’s more to it than just protection from the sun.
Empathy Means I Don’t Know How You Feel
We never can assume we know what someone else is really feeling, or what it’s like to be “in their skin.”
Our Evolutionary Inheritance: Work, Sleep, and Campfire Wisdom
I like to think some of the changes we experience as we age aren’t because there’s “something wrong” with us, but because of deeply engrained behaviors that were advantageous for our ancestors.