A Powerful Verse

This is a lovely video featuring Robin Williams’ speech for the boys in Dead Poets Society, one of my favorite films. He reminds the prep school boys moving towards their career pursuits and the future ahead that poetry, art, passion is the thing that makes us sing, makes us love, makes us want to live…

Seeing the Clear Path

Fog is an apt metaphor for states of consciousness. This morning, the fog was soft, white and thick in the icy darkness. Even the light of day didn’t lift it much and so, unlike just darkness, fog is soft and frightening in its quiet. We seem to tread more quietly, take our time. A broad,…

The Path of Paths

I grew up an Episcopalian, or as my friends called it, Catholic Lite, and was confirmed in a little church in Kentucky on the corner of First and Main streets. At that time, there was truly a church on every corner: First Church of the Nazarene, The First Baptist Church, the Presbyterian Church, and our…

Noticing Change

In the span of three hours, the Seattle sky has changed dramatically: pre-dawn dark; then gray closed-in rainy; now pink high clouds, light blue. In three hours, complete transformation. In the span of three hours, a life can change completely, too. In an instant, actually, a turning point, a pivotal moment, a sharp right turn…