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Reality is Just a Tango with Time

Time is that forward-moving arrow and also, in the freedom of our minds, a gently flowing river. [...]

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? [...]

Entering the Compass of Your Life

I am never lost because wherever I am in the universe, that’s where I belong, and so do you. [...]

Sunday Biscuits

Gummy, as I came to call her at the age of two, came from a time with butter churns and trains and hats and gloves. Her biscuit recipe was no different. [...]

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 [...]

Finding Sanctuary in Everyday Hours

Perhaps sanctuary is a gift in childhood that must be pursued again in later life once we question assumptions about the importance of attending to daily tasks. [...]

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. [...]

The Art of the Falling Leaf

Like nature, I have a “budding leaf” profession and a “falling leaf” art; the first being useful, practical, and the latter is purely for the sake of joy, personal fulfillment. [...]

Walking Cemetery

I wouldn’t want to wear out our welcome in this place where gray headstones stand silent sentry over buried loved ones. [...]