Meeting the Moment

     I hold on this morning to the normal places that are not disrupted.  I am writing while unsettled by events I can’t control.  My daughter’s school and most others are closed today because of a safety...

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Honoring John Chitty

For each of us, there are people who have influenced our life so deeply that there’s no question life would be different if they had never been part of it.  I’m talking about those people whose level of impact on you is so big, that there’s...

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Sunbaked and Dried

Two weeks ago, I went to New Mexico to be part of a group of about forty people helping to put one of several new coats of adobe mud on a large beautiful building that is dear to my heart. It was simple and beautiful work, a full-bodied labor of...

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Window Jumping

Let’s admit it from the get go: change is scary. We build bulwarks against it and keep piles of rationalizations under our beds. Our bank accounts protect us by never getting quite big enough to grasp our dreams. Our closest friends and...

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