Re-membering

Re-membering

Every year at my elementary school we had a spaghetti supper, followed by games set up at booths in the gymnasium. All of us kids had a ball. It was a fundraiser, which I didn’t really even think about. I just wanted to buy tickets to do the contests in order to win...

Your Best Life Now

We are amazingly created and creative. We are born with essential capacities that become the ability to dream of a future, imagine it, hope for it, even hunger and thirst for it. We can have a passion for our dreams and work toward their fulfillment. Our ability is a...

Fundamental Sounds and Sights

    I dropped one of my teenage sons off at a baseball field for warm-ups before a game, and headed back down a two lane road to an old store we had passed on the way to the baseball field. The store was built in the 1800s, back when horse and mule drawn wagons used...

Good Things Happen

We have been told or figured out four ways that life works. These four thoughts are how we summarize life’s blessings, injustices, unfairness, and pain. We use the statements in an attempt to make life make sense, to allow us to have a sense of control, to let us...

Creation, Creatures and Creating

Dr. Marian Diamond, a neuroscientist, overturned long-held beliefs by proving through research that environmental factors can change the brain and that the brain can be developed over a lifetime. Before her research began in the mid-1960s the established belief was...

Transitions

A friend of mine told me a story of entering the seventh grade middle school. He’s a grown man, now; flies for FedEx. In fact, he is the captain that does check rides with other pilots to make sure they are topnotch. Basically, he is master of his craft.     He told...