Introspective Insights

Introspective - adj: Examining sensory and perceptual experiences. Insight - n: The capacity to discern the true nature of a situation.

Falling Into Community

I fell when I was running today. It caught me by surprise and for a moment, I sat on the ground assessing what hurt, was I bleeding, is there anyone around to be wary of. My left knee was scraped badly, and with both hands burning from mild abrasions, I stood up to figure out […]

Sounds of Summer

The last couple of weeks have been agreeable and cool enough to have the air conditioning off and windows open.  I love this time of year – mid August – sounds throughout the day and night – creaking crickets, chirping birds, clicking bugs.  These outside sounds enhance the rhythm of our days inside and about.  […]


Yesterday was such a great day.  I’m humbled and honored that so many of my family and friends were here to celebrate this milestone birthday with me.  I laughed and cried and enjoyed myself immensely.  I couldn’t ask for a better day. This morning was spent with the last remnant of family before everyone headed […]


I started something a few months ago – something I never thought I would ever do – I started running. Not just running here and there, but for real – long distance (if you will) – with the goal of running a 5K as soon as it seemed plausible. This running is really out of […]