Words Matter!

A few years back, at the annual meeting of Maritime Conference, there was an Open Space Technology session one afternoon. For those of you who don’t know what that was, and I hadn’t heard of before either, it is a way of meeting without an initial agenda, the agenda is created by whomever is present.…

Named – Not Named

You don’t hear much about me after I won the election to become one of the chosen 12! I was so proud… me, one of the apostles! Even though it was only by chance, by tossing dice that I won, that didn’t diminish my pride. I was one of hundreds of men and women who…

Cluttered, Clearing, Connected

The possibility of peace between North and South Korea… the conviction of Bill Cosby… 10 people, mainly women, mowed down and killed by a driver… many more injured… a calm police officer… the death of a Edna DeMann’s brother… a fundraising dinner… a Conference Executive meeting… All of these played on my heart and mind…

Whose Voice Do We Listen To?

What sounds in the natural world capture our attention? The peepers in spring? Waves, murmuring or roaring? Children let out of school? What music/news/podcasts do we listen to? Does the music of your teen years instantly bring you back to a dance in a gym? What makes us pay attention? What captures our interest? What…

The Time Has Come

The time has come… for all the students who walked out of school to protest easy access to guns…The time has come that Stephen Hawking is once again stardust… The time has come…. winter is loosening its hold on the earth. Some very hardy gardeners are outside again, helping to prepare the way for the…

Families and How to Survive Them

Love. Hate. Alcoholism. Abuse. Neglect. Persistence. Poverty The Glass Castle has it all… But ultimately, I think it is a story about redemption. The Glass Castle, which is based on a true story, was written by Jeannette Walls, one of the central characters, and her family. The movie opens with Jeanette, living a glamourous life…