Meraki & Kairos

Words. I love their subtlety and shades. Great power rests in each word to build and destroy; beseech and release; and heal the broken-hearted…set captives free. Words are – in many ways – magic. This morning while cleaning out a desk to return to a friend, I found a business-sized card with the Greek word, “meraki,” and its … More Meraki & Kairos

A helluva month

A month ago, I asked my friend, “What do you need?” and he answered me. And the month since has been a learning laboratory of open-heartedness, tears, courage, strength borrowed, bruising  reality, hopefulness, and more. In a word, it has been “life” and a helluva month. It has also been full of ad hoc adventures … More A helluva month

When all is lost

You’ve read about the wildfires in Kansas and Oklahoma which left scorches upon the earth so vast they are visible from space. Last night, the fires drew closer to home and smoke filled the Hobbit House. My eyes filled with smoke then tears. I was one of the lucky ones. One cycle around the sun is … More When all is lost

Weltschmerz & DerringDo

You’ve read the news lately. Dishonesty, deceit, double-standards, triple-standards, and great wariness from one person to another. It can be discouraging to be human. Weltschmerz pays its rent in our mortal hearts. What can we do? This weekend, I felt the world melting under white hot anger of people who want what they want right now regardless of … More Weltschmerz & DerringDo