LEARNING LESSONS

LEARNING LESSONS

Learning lessons is hard sometimes. I do not like making mistakes and I especially do not like making mistakes when they negatively affect someone else. To the best of my ability, for the past several years, I’ve been practicing a spiritual process scrutinizing faulty...
SUCH A GOOD NEIGHBOR

SUCH A GOOD NEIGHBOR

I’ve been reading the biography of Mister Rogers. When I choose ventures like reading Michelle Obama’s autobiography, Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Mister Rogers, Maya Angelou – I must stay mindful of my tendency to compare my life and come out deficient. Many’s...
AFGO

AFGO

An elder friend of mine, who has long since passed, a couple decades ago passed along a term I oft used in the past but all but forgot about, until recently.  She was a diminutive woman – mild mannered, patient and pressing for the positive. Some time in my...
TELL IT LIKE IT IS

TELL IT LIKE IT IS

In my 30s and 40s I thought I’d always hover around those decades. Sunday I turn 59 – almost through my sixth decade. And donning my strangely emerging mantel as elder, I find myself marveling at the refreshing wisdom of youngers. Recently my House...
BECOMING

BECOMING

My daughter gave me ‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama for Christmas. It is a rare thing to get an ‘over the kitchen table’ 300+ page talk of another’s life, at once remarkable and down to earth. Our former first lady writes of a full and...