The Truth on Tradition

The Truth on Tradition

Let me just say it upfront:  I love tradition!  And let me repeat that:  I really love tradition!! Traditions are, in fact, meaningful repetitions. No doubt, you can think of numerous traditions that you have embraced and enjoyed throughout your own life journey....
Lost and Found

Lost and Found

This past Monday, I was on a Zoom gathering when a woman shared what she had read in a column in the newspaper the day before.  While she set the context, I was curious about what she seemed so ready to share.  I was ready to process it intellectually and was...
Let’s Gather ‘Round

Let’s Gather ‘Round

I often think of a quote, that I first read a couple of decades ago, in a book titled Management of the Absurd. Actually, what I remember is a paraphrased version that spoke to me more directly: Most every weakness that one experiences can almost always be traced to a...
Perennial Presence

Perennial Presence

Have you ever had one of those moments when you were thinking about a friend and your phone rings – and it was them calling you?  I have a friend where, on several occasions, our emails have passed through each other in cyberspace.  And, of course, there are those...
This Historical Moment

This Historical Moment

I still remember where I sat in my 8th grade classroom at that historical moment. There were three rows of desks between me and the windows to my left. There was one row between me and the classroom door to my right. In my row there were 4 desks in front of me. It’s...