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River Stones

When does the green light appear showing us that it’s go-time, when it’s the right time to allow us to begin the inevitable un-tethering we must do from our own child? [...]

Seasons: Ten Lessons in Transitions

After three years of discussing our future, we decide rooting our family in one place is far more natural than moving with the Navy in turns of two to three years. [...]

Chaos-To-Go: Life as a Holy Speck in an Infinite Messiness

Chaos is not new. In fact, the idea of chaos is ancient and, in many traditions, is envisioned as a woman, or, more precisely, a goddess [...]

Come Back with Your Shield

His face and eyes radiate tranquil happiness. Pride. Satisfaction. Paused in the pilot’s seat, he appears to be tucking the memories of this essential day into a deep, sacred place. [...]

To The Body

She enters, locates a bench in the shade and immediately starts arguing with herself: I shouldn’t see him again. But I’m attracted to him. So why do I keep pulling back? ‘Cause I always pull back. But he could be dangerous. Or crazy. But… [...]

Do You See Your Face in the Mirror of the Sun?

Early spring is a perfect time to change from our old winter selves to new spring beings; the glistening snow that turned to brown slush is ready to melt into groundwater the quenches the seeds of blossoming selves. [...]

Making the World Our Winter Home

Sometimes upheaval brings otherwise unheard and unconsidered ideas and opportunities. [...]

Everything Changed

No one could have expected such a transformation. Our city, Allahabad, was a place about which people always said, “Nothing ever changes.” [...]