Category Archives: Meaning Making

Infirmity

Today I found a poem by Theodore Roethke sitting in my inbox.  My good friend Neil Vance sent it without a message.  It hardly needed one.  The poem is entitled “Infirmity.”  I read it and my soul was enlarged a thousand times. Theodore Roethke passed away in 1963.  At the time he was living on Bainbridge Island near Seattle and teaching at the University of … Continue reading Infirmity »

Smart or Wise?

We hear the word smart being used a lot these days.  Companies want to locate near smart people.  Employers like hiring smart people.  Advertisers like selling to smart people.  We are awash in all things smart. We have smart phones, smart watches, smart cars and smart homes.  We even have smart apps to navigate for us, spell for us, budget our money, brew our morning coffee. Why … Continue reading Smart or Wise? »