Wishing Upon Shooting Stars

Wishing Upon Shooting Stars

December 12, 2019

I am a sucker for shooting stars. Sometimes I’ve seen them. Other times I’ve not. We live life in the space of both /and, where we can hope, despite there being no guarantee that our hopes are realized.

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Confessions of an Amateur Dancer, In 3 Movements

Confessions of an Amateur Dancer, In 3 Movements

September 30, 2019

Perhaps my favorite lesson from dance is that there are no winners or losers. This helps me re-imagine my life, my community, and the world in terms other than the binary of conventional success or failure. It helps me have patience for being human.

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Bus Life

Bus Life

July 18, 2019

Riding the bus for me is a privilege and an inconvenience; it’s a bit new and a bit mundane, and, like most things in life, holds many contradictions...For this bounty, I give thanks.

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Love Note to Life: Keep Breathing, Believe it’s Enough

Love Note to Life: Keep Breathing, Believe it’s Enough

October 04, 2018

In just over 3 months, I will become 3 years younger than my father was when he died without warning. The closer I get to that number, I am sobered by how young he was. Even more than that, I am sobered by how much he accomplished during his life, and—comparatively speaking—how much I have not.

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The Power of a Well-Timed Word

The Power of a Well-Timed Word

April 12, 2018

I make no pretense that this is an easy endeavor. All expressions of love are risks. There is no promise of reciprocity. To genuinely give means offering words without trying to elicit or manipulate a response.

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The Dare of Hope and the Weight of Glory

The Dare of Hope and the Weight of Glory

December 12, 2017

In week 1 of Advent, the meditation is hope. The invitation extended by readings, songs, and rituals is to dig deep and embrace hope as a way of thinking, of living, of breathing in the world....This year, as I ponder the theme of hope, I cannot escape the reality that our world is living through intense tension. 

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A Playlist for the Death of Dreams: Lament as Necessary First Steps

A Playlist for the Death of Dreams: Lament as Necessary First Steps

August 17, 2017

How can we welcome this place called Here—this unyielding stranger that bears no resemblance to the future we had dreamed? What I know to be true is that profound beginnings often have their start in places that appear void, formless, parched, and foreign.

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Labyrinths: In Praise of the Meandering Path

Labyrinths: In Praise of the Meandering Path

March 15, 2016

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Beauty for Ashes: The Uncomfortable Magic of Lent

Beauty for Ashes: The Uncomfortable Magic of Lent

March 26, 2015

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Welcoming Strangers: Epiphany and Hope

Welcoming Strangers: Epiphany and Hope

January 13, 2015

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The Value of an Ordinary Life

The Value of an Ordinary Life

November 06, 2014

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Is Resistance Futile?

Is Resistance Futile?

March 28, 2014

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What’s Your BHAG?

What’s Your BHAG?

July 25, 2013

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Contorting the World Beautiful

Contorting the World Beautiful

April 07, 2013

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Elusive Muses, Inspiration, and Pragmatic Tools

Elusive Muses, Inspiration, and Pragmatic Tools

December 26, 2012

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Watermelon, Watermelon, Watermelon...

Watermelon, Watermelon, Watermelon...

September 12, 2012

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Art for the People

Art for the People

June 27, 2012

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Dancing Near the Edges of Apostasy?

Dancing Near the Edges of Apostasy?

January 26, 2012

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Tidy: Friend or Foe?

Tidy: Friend or Foe?

November 18, 2011

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Storydwelling

September 06, 2011

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Anticipation

December 06, 2010

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Silence

October 12, 2010

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Not All Paragraphs Are Created Equal

August 04, 2010

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Perspectives: Imagining A Future...

April 29, 2010

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Nudity in Art

January 14, 2010

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The Imaginative Community: Lessons from the Garden

August 20, 2009

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On Creativity and Starting Over: Debris

March 20, 2009

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