Young People Today

One of my current frustrations: people groaning about youth. About them taking selfies, too self-centered, too intertwined with their families…I can make this list mammoth, if you so wish. I’ve had the privilege, though, of getting to know a number of teens and early twenty-somethings. And these are great people. I delight in spending time Read More …

The sacredness of the collective

TogetherNeeding each other,Concepts that challengeOur current narrativeOf ruddy singletonsWho need no assistance. YetOur need for each other:Desperate. Alone, trulyAlone, we die. The greatest leader,Without others accomplishesNothing. CollectivesThrive on interdependence,When one thrives, so do all. We tunnel into and throughOurselves, escaping into eachOther.

Mother’s Day

Mothers, may the appreciation showered upon you today make up for the manifest times you’re taken for granted. “Being taken for granted” means your children have the deepest sense of trust, of security in you, in your presence. Security; that stony foundation upon which life’s brutalities break and fall. Thus we move forward, stronger from Read More …