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Join me each Wednesday for this virtual reading experience as I read a selection from Redefined: A Year of Poetry. By the end of the year, I will have read 52 of the 366 poems contained in this collection. I encourage you to subscribe to this blog in order to […]

Success: It’s Not Always What We Think It Means

Why do you think some people are successful in life and others are not? When I read this question, my first thought is, I question this question. I think the answer depends on an individual’s definition of success. Is success measured by riches–money, possessions, demographic–or recognition–fame, acceptance, affirmation–or reward–achievements, expertise, […]


You will never have that courage. The words stung. But, I knew this statement admonishing those who had remained seated in the pews instead of going forward for prayer was wrong. Completely and utterly wrong. Sometimes it takes courage to sit in the pew. To just sit. To simply be […]

The Why

It is not by seeking more fertile regions where toil is lighter–happier circumstances free from difficult complications and troublesome people–but by bringing the high courage of a devout soul, clear in principle and aim, to bear upon what is given to us, that we brighten our inward light, lead something of […]

One Good Thing Every Day: March 23, 2013

I watch my son’s basketball game, riveted by the pace. They shoot, rebound, shoot, rebound with unmatched determination. Their battles for the ball are fraught with hip-checks and jump-balls without surrender. Banter from the bench is synonymous with high-fives for both sides. Passive-aggression and timidity have no place here. The something-special about […]