Monthly Archives: January 2017

The Only Way Out is Through

Reverend Michael Bernard Beckwith of the Agape International Spiritual Center often tells the story of a chick inside an egg. He says at first it’s pretty comfy in there. It has everything it needs. Enough to eat. Lots of room. … Continue reading

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Blatant Suffering

I went to a Yin Yoga workshop recently with a Buddhist teacher named Sarah Powers. She explained that in Buddhist philosophy, it is a given that suffering happens in life. No one gets out unscathed. So, there is suffering. But … Continue reading

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Is Your Kid the Welcoming Kind?

One day when Riley was in third grade, I met her on the playground after school and she fell into my arms, sobbing. “Why doesn’t anyone like me?” No one had made fun of her. No one had shoved her … Continue reading

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A Text at Butterfly World

Yesterday I was with the kids at Butterfly World when a text from HT came through, asking if we were anywhere near Ft. Lauderdale. No. Why?  A shooting at the airport.  Jesus.  As details pour in we find this shooter … Continue reading

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Puppies for Trump?

Yesterday, I barged into the teen girl’s room, pried the phone from her hands, set it aside and snuggled her. I told her she is an angel here on earth, and that God loves her and that she is doing … Continue reading

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She Shed Dreams

One of the hardest things for me about living in an apartment is that I don’t have my own space. In Cleveland, I had a whole attic. True it was cold in the winter, space heaters required, but it was … Continue reading

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