The Gift of Being Human

The Gift of Being Human

I’ve had two fairly traumatic experiences with ants. Traumatic experience number one happened when I was about four years old. I was playing in my backyard in Texas and found myself standing in the middle of a fire ant nest…

Living 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…

What Holds You Back

What Holds You Back

A couple of years ago, I made an assumption. I was living in Chicago in a basement apartment of a two-flat. There was a young couple living on the first floor and an elderly woman living on the second floor. For laundry, we all shared the same washer and dryer…