Bridge to Compassion in Polarizing Times

Bridge to Compassion in Polarizing Times

I live in what people call a predominantly “red” state, and I just returned from visiting another predominantly “red” state, staying at the home of a man with Trump signs in his yard. I am a Biden supporter. I don’t own a gun or any weapons. I don’t stock food and...
On Suicide and Love

On Suicide and Love

When someone we know in the news, an entertainment celebrity, a sports figure, fashion or music takes their own life, it can send shock waves through our fragile systems, and shock waves through the world. We have been touched by their lives and sometimes feel...
Our Collective Grief

Our Collective Grief

  Our Collective Grief was written and recorded after the murder of George Floyd.  
When Does the Killing Stop?

When Does the Killing Stop?

I hesitated to post this piece because increasing the polarity is not my intention, but there is a lot of frustration and sadness and wonder of why we don’t have sane gun control measures in this country is. My greater need is to understand. Understand why...
The Puzzle of Gratitude: Is it Just Another Platitude?

The Puzzle of Gratitude: Is it Just Another Platitude?

A few weeks ago, I received an email from a pastor asking me to speak at her church. I asked her if she had any suggestions and she wrote, “How about gratitude?” I paused and then wrote back. “”Well, that’s funny. Gratitude? I have a lot of anger and...
When You Are a Caregiver, Where Does the Art Fit In?

When You Are a Caregiver, Where Does the Art Fit In?

Holy Ground It doesn’t. It doesn’t. And if you’re someone like me, who needs a good amount of mental spaciousness and a place free of clutter, so your mind and imagination can soar, then it never fits in. It doesn’t. But you dutifully try until you wonder if you even...