Category Archives: Meaning Making

Seeing Humanity in the Strangers Among Us

[Originally published June 10, 2017] Some time ago Marsha and I watched Henry Fonda in the movie Young Mr. Lincoln. Afterward, I wondered whether we would ever again see anyone with the character of Old Abe.  Then I wondered, would I even recognize such a person if he or she crossed my path?  What struck me about Lincoln’s story was how little of his background … Continue reading Seeing Humanity in the Strangers Among Us »

A Thought on Turning 70

This past week I turned 70 and for whatever reason this birthday has captured my attention.  After years of paying little mind to the passing of time this particular birthday found me asking what I’ve learned about living a meaningful life. Hard question.  A lot crossed my mind, but after much thought I’d say the keys to a successful life are keeping yourself rigorously honest, … Continue reading A Thought on Turning 70 »

Friendship

My good friend Hiraman Gavai offers some thoughts in this morning’s post. I met Hiraman many years ago in Brussels when we both worked for the same non-profit.  He currently resides in Pune, India with his dear wife Mangala.  While we’ve been separated by distance we speak a common language, one the writer Henry David Thoreau calls the language of meaning.  Hiraman and I caught up again … Continue reading Friendship »

Unspeakable Beauty 

Friends, This is Thanksgiving Day weekend in the United States.  As I stopped to consider what I’m grateful for, my thoughts quickly went to the natural beauty that surrounds us everywhere, if we remember to stop and notice.  These images of flowers, in their exquisite detail, caught my attention.  I invite you take a few minutes to look around, whatever the season where you live, … Continue reading Unspeakable Beauty  »