What would Mister Rogers do?

Today marks Mister Rogers 92ndbirthday, and as I walk around outside following the recommended social distancing parameters, I can’t help but wonder how Mister Rogers would have handled this Pandemic situation.  How would he have explained the current state of affairs as he welcomed the millions of people from around the world into his home... Continue Reading →

Quiet Exterior

There were no bright lights or overwhelming sky scrapers, no famous monuments or museums; instead there were trees that reached for the sky and water as calm as a bowl of holy water not yet broken for blessings. Our rookie paddle strokes clumsily entered the water with splashes that broke the silence we were so... Continue Reading →

Between Cranberry and Orange

You came into my life via an infamous swipe to the right. Entirely unaware of how you would change my life and re-open my soul. Conversations quickly cracked the surface wide open, reaching depths I forgot existed. With you, I felt as if my armor didn’t even get a chance to rest on my shoulders,... Continue Reading →

Rewriting Darkness with Light

Vulnerability and I have led a troubled course together in life.  It's caused me great anxiety, tremendous heart break, much needed relief, and liberating freedom. Being vulnerable is by no means an act that leads to a consistent result; in fact if anything it tends to cause a haphazard game of 52 pick up involving... Continue Reading →

Blinded by the End Goal

“What’s your end goal?” one of my long-term friends asks via text message. I stare blankly at the screen, dumbfounded, as I don’t have an answer, or at least not one that’s concrete in any sense. It’s a question I have been asked countless times in the past 32 years, and one that I used... Continue Reading →

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