Perhaps in this upside down world of ours you’ve asked yourself this same angst-filled question. What drives us to act the way we do? Well, one man offered up some intriguing answers. In 1950 Bertrand Russell, who once famously said, “I’d never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong,” was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. His acceptance speech attempted to answer the question of … Continue reading What Drives Us?
“Life is only as serious or as humorous as YOU make it. Lighten up. Go play softball. Fly a kite. Dance with your dog. Smile… it makes people wonder what you’re up to.” ~ Charlie Brown I don’t want to draw too fine a point on this admission, but I learned a whole lot from reading the Peanuts comic strip growing up. I discovered early … Continue reading Life According To Charlie Brown
When the despair of the world grows in me, and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s life may be, I go lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. I come … Continue reading On Being Alive
Let me pose this question: Where do you look for your heroes? Are they the brilliant scientists searching out a vaccine for COVID-19? Are they the brave men and women on the front lines fighting fires? Are they the leaders of the protest movements that now encircle the globe? Our heroes tell us a lot about who we are and what we value. Let me … Continue reading What Is A Hero?
“The heart has its own language. The heart knows a hundred thousand ways to speak.” ~ Rumi During my frequent phone visits with Doris, my mother-in-law, she usually takes a moment to catch me up on the latest with her little chihuahua-corgi-mystery mix, Jada. It occurred to me that animals often have one of the most direct routes to our hearts. Think back to an … Continue reading Language of the Heart