A Fish Out OF Water

I’m not much of a fisherman, but as summer draws to a close, I thought a fishing story might be in order. Our daughter Julia and husband Ryan spent a month and a half at the cabin with us this summer. (The teaching profession has some advantages!). While on the pontoon boat touring the perimeter …

Wisdom From Grandma

Two weeks ago, we became Grandparents! How lucky we are to witness the cycle of birth.  I only got to know one of my Grandparents, My Grandma Laura Coats. I was very fond of her.  Grandma was born in 1899. She lived the first half of her life on a small farm without indoor plumbing …

This I Believe

“This I Believe” was originally a 1950’s radio talk show hosted by Edward R. Murrow. At the time, Americans would gather around the radio to hear essays written by famous people like Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Robinson, and Helen Keller as well as those from everyday people relating the core values that guided their lives. NPR …

The Space Between

Space intrigues me. I have never really understood it. What does the space between the earth and moon consist of? It must be something, otherwise that space wouldn’t exist. According to Einstein, space and time are related, a fabric if you will. Mass warps this fabric, like a bowling ball on a rubber sheet. Objects …

The Evolution of We

Our country faces enormous issues: -A world pandemic that will not be short-lived.  -Escalating government debt that is too large to be repaid.  -Public pension funds that are insufficient to serve the flood of retiring baby boomers -Insufficient Jobs capable of supporting a family for the non-college educated majority -Income inequality at a 100-year high …

Who Am I?

How would you answer this question? Maybe with your name and occupational? Perhaps with a regional descriptor (Northerner, Southerner, European)? Perhaps with a physical description, or marital status? You might even include organizational, religious or political affiliations!   But, Who am I (or you), really? At a very basic level I might say I am …

The Miracle of We

Ken Wilber’s phrase “miracle of we” has always struck me as a beautiful description of our cherished relationships. Think about people who are the “we” in your life!  There is electricity in those relationships. That’s the energy of spirit! What is the first thing you do when getting together with old grade-school friends?  If you’re …

More Than Molecules

Before going further, there is something about MBS (Mind-Body-Spirit) balance that I need to address. When speaking of body or mind, meaning is straight forward. Everyone relates to their own thoughts and bodily sensations. Spirit though, is a different matter. Therefore, I need to define what I mean when using that term. Spirit is energy …