I was walking in my study when I was smacked in the middle of my forehead by an “Ah-Ha!” moment.
It was a cold, clammy, rainy night when… Continue reading “Weather You’re Ready or Not”
I sit on our couch and look outside of our windows. We have moved and now live in a townhome in a new community. I can see the entire layout for the Phase Two part of this community, which currently consists of red Carolina clay (aka “dirt”), some concrete curbing, a rough road, and a couple of fire hydrants. Continue reading “The Rites of Winter”
Sometimes I get stopped (writing, doing, adventuring) by thoughts conjured up by magic genies. Continue reading “Stopped at the Speed of Thought”
A short thought for today. Continue reading “Only In Our Minds”
Gift-Curse of Grief
“When we come to deeply be with the finitude of our lives, and the lives of those we love, our appreciation for everything is deepened.
We touch a vibrancy, a richness—and we begin to wake up.
This other person we love could die at any time.
And we too will die.
We realize that every moment is a secret cache.
Each breath is an offering.
And every increment of time is irreplaceable.
The only thing for which life offers even a fleeting guarantee is this moment—right here and right now. This is all we have, all we ever have.
It is both absolving and terrifying.”
~Joanne Cacciatore, “Bearing the Unbearable”
“11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. 13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.” ~1 Corinthians 13:11-13 (King James Version) Continue reading “Filters, Blinders, Lenses…”
A recent read, “Creativity Sucks” by Phil Hansen (https://www.philinthecircle.com/), educated me on the art technique of pointillism and created a ripple of thought for me (yes, again!). Continue reading “Pointillism (aka Stippling) Life”
(Written on 6/3/2021 for DOC Morning Watch 7/17/2021)
This entry is a transcribed version from a recent presentation. It has been modified to be “legible” for those who were not in the presentation, however it will be lacking the music, photos and videos used. Hopefully, the intent and point will come across anyway… Continue reading “EVERYDAY LESSONS: Learning from a Single Example”
In browsing some of the articles I have written, it has become a bit apparent that a significant portion of them focus on hindsight…the rearview mirror view of life.