August 2017

Live Here. Now

This past spring in a span of 6 weeks, my poppa and my dog,Bella, died.  Bella is the dog you see pictured on my website.  Both were great teachers, but in very different ways. This blog is a tribute in deep appreciation of them both. The lessons I learned from my poppa: Problem solve...every mechanical… Read More

In order to die well, we must have lived well

The three main issues that I observed the last weeks of my father’s life that caused him great suffering were: His monkey mind – wild with thoughts. Inability to produce or to be productive, which for him was tied directly to his self-esteem. In ability to accept what life was offering. Perhaps I am mistaken… Read More

Death Can Be A Unifying Experience

This spring my father died.  It is said the strangest thing about human existence is that although death is occurring all around us, we don’t believe it will happen to us.  (This is from the Mahabharata, an ancient text.) I would say the same about my poppa passing.   I did not fully believe death would… Read More

Health Care Delivery

This past spring my father underwent a lot of diagnostic testing over several weeks.  First, as a man who never interfaced with the health care delivery system, the interaction for him personally was challenging.  It was also challenging for my mom and I.  To see my dad, who has always been strong, healthy go into… Read More

We cannot be healed against our will.

Although I certainly could write something in regards to this without preparing, I chose to research it. While I was reviewing what has already been written about this topic, I came across a sermon by Reverend J.M. Brewer: It begins from Luke 17... “And it happened, as he was on his way to Jerusalem, that… Read More

For a Leader

Build and Refine the Ways of Your Mind

For a Leader by John O’Donohue May you have the grace and wisdom To act kindly, learning To distinguish between what is Personal and what is not. May you be hospitable to criticism. May you never put yourself at the center of things. May you not act from arrogance but out of service. May you… Read More

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