Where Is The Love?

I was searching lyrics the other day, looking for inspiration.  I landed on Where Is The Love? by Black Eyed Peas.   Can you practice what you preach?  And would you turn the other cheek?   I listened on repeat.  I copied lines into one journal. Printed/cut/pasted lines into another.   Man, you gotta have love just to set it [...]

Hurt and Love and Doing Right

Before you read any further, please note that what follows does not minimize or oversimplify the complexity of race relations. What follows is simply a heart story (mine) (I cannot tell yours).   I see that people are hurting (hell, dying) and my heart hurts.  And not everyone wants to hear about the heart and [...]

I Just Want to Say Thank You

I'm finishing up a summer round of Just Five Things.  As is often the case, I have mixed feelings when a course comes to a close.  On the one hand, I'd love to keep going because the work with my students is so, so good (they are amazing).  On the other hand, I'm ready to [...]

Let’s Move In Closer…and Love

There’s a lot on my heart these days. The news is hard to watch.  The stories are hard to believe.  I feel heavy. Last weekend, I listened to a conversation between Brene Brown and Krista Tippet at OnBeing.  I hope you download/listen to the conversation or read the transcript; you can do both by clicking here.  [...]

A Quiet Little Love Letter

Dear You, All I want to say today (right now) is to remember love. I've got people and things that occupy my mind.heart.time (as do you), but I often think about everyone else out there.  So many, in such need.  And then my stuff.questions.things feel frivolous.  Yes, a little bit. And yet, on those days when my [...]

:: consider this ::

a little inspirational image + quote for you, followed by a prompt.  to simply read.  to explore with words or paint.  to capture in a photograph of your own. to consider while you walk or sip or breathe.  take it.  allow it to seep into your consciousness.  go, dearest… now consider this:  **are you growing [...]