Dare to Hope

Do you feel it pulsing just beneath the surface?  The panic, the anxiety, the sense that everything is wrong and you don’t know how to fix it?  The growing, suffocating, crushing weight?  Sure, it can be covered up with cheerfulness, laughter and the obligatory “I’m doing just fine, thanks.”  But that only masks the problem.  It’s still there, simmering, waiting …

Wondering and Grateful

As 2013 slips farther behind us and 2014 is bursting out all over our madcap lives, I find myself overcome by and beside myself with an overwhelming sense of gratitude.  Not just thankfulness: I feel that thankfulness is what we feel when we’re given a really good movie or a cutting edge gadget.  Gratefulness is what we feel when we wouldn’t have made …

Miley Cyrus and Truth as a Person

Truth is a fragile thing, don’t you think? In fact, many see it to be fractured into as many pieces as there are people. I have my truth. You have your truth. And as long as they don’t step on each other we can both live together in this world amicably. Of course, when we’re talking about truth in this …

Welcome, Seeker.

When was the last time your breath was stolen away? When did your heart last seize up with awe or break a little with bittersweet longing for something and somewhere slightly other? When did you last experience an overwhelming feeling of childlike wonder? Of course, many would say that’s silly (positively “childish,” in fact), and if it’s been twenty years …