Category Archives: Acceptance

A Charlie Brown Kind of Christmas

Originally published December 24, 2016   “Always winter but never Christmas.” ~ C S. Lewis The night A Charlie Brown Christmas premiered, on December 9, 1965, half of the American population watching television tuned in.  At the time it was quite controversial, criticized for being: too religious, too jazzy, too offbeat, not having a laugh track using the voices of real children. In December of 1965 I … Continue reading A Charlie Brown Kind of Christmas »

Grateful Right Now

As an early member of the Baby Boomer generation, I took pride in dreaming big.  I was preoccupied with a yet unborn future and found it easy to escape into the dream world of my longings. I remember Robert Kennedy sharing these words from George Bernard Shaw at a rally at the University of Washington six weeks before his assassination: “You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But … Continue reading Grateful Right Now »

An Old Man’s Prayer

“For age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.” ~  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , I’ve been thinking a lot about aging. I sometimes wake up feeling sad about the unrelenting deterioration of my body. Movements once simple are now painful. I don’t: hear as well, … Continue reading An Old Man’s Prayer »