He Doesn’t Know Any of it Yet

  He Doesn’t Know Any of it Yet   My grandson knows that, recently, he couldn’t go outside for ten days or so because of the toxic air quality from the horrendous wildfires. He looked up into the sky so high and said it was “Sooooo smoky.”   The sky is better now, thank God. … Read more

Soul Goal

Soul Goal I saw a meme today with a photo of Robin Williams and an imbedded quote below his face. This means, of course, Robin actually said these words, right? What’s more likely true is that some random dude took all of five minutes to create this meme in a program like Canva, and then … Read more

Pedaling Grace

“When you’re feeling kicked to the curb, look for the grace.” That’s what my head said when I passed over these golden petals in the gutter. When we’re at our lowest, this is exactly what grace can look like. A few moments after passing over the flowers, from the Audible book on my iPhone, I … Read more

flag etiquette

As I rode my bike this morning and listened to the soundtrack of Eckhart Tolle’s wise Martian-like voice narrating his audiobook, I heard him say, “…humanity is now faced with a stark choice: Evolve or die.” And then a moment later, “If the structures of the human mind remain unchanged, we will always end up … Read more

Confession is Good for the Whole

(Just Tellin’ it Like it Might Be) There’s a ton of debate these days on Covid19 (mask-wearing, social distancing, fake news, hoaxes, conspiracy theories, “opening up”), and racial equality (policing, which lives matter, equal rights, monuments, fake news, real data). I hear/see a lot of people professing to be malleable, yielding, teachable, curious, etc.—AKA fake … Read more

Cherishing Opinions

When was the last time you challenged yourself? My religion is Jesus. And I often find wisdom in other places. That doesn’t mean any wisdom or teachings found elsewhere supersedes my Christian faith. I test ideas out. So, that said: There is a Zen saying, “Don’t seek the truth. Just cease to cherish opinions.” At … Read more