Bravery and Grace

I’ve seen a lot of politically charged posts on social media lately, not surprisingly, because it is an election year. And, I’ll be honest, a lot of it bothers me. I find most of the current rhetoric unnecessary and rather disgusting. Let me be clear, though, I’m not opposed to…

Awakened

I grew up in Michigan where the summers felt like vacation, always warm and fast; and the winters felt like what winters feel like – cold and never ending. The skies are grey for two-thirds of the year. The snow starts in October and lasts till April…

Becoming

We’ve all heard that we become like the company we keep. We usually use this adage as fuel for getting our kids to choose better friends and, sometimes, we even use it to let go of our own. Like many profound ideas, we focus on how it serves us and alienates others. But what if it is just as important the other way around?…