Category Archives: hope

One More Light

So many who were touched by his music, now mourn the fact that Chester Bennington’s name was recently added to the tragic list of famous people who took their own lives through suicide. I was shocked to read that there … Continue reading

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NOLA

On a recent trip to New Orleans I was struck by the abiding sense of recovery. 12 years after Hurricane Katrina, so much is still left undone, yet hope and the spirits of those who love their city will not … Continue reading

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From Darkness To Light

“Against all odds, a seed rises from darkness and beautifies the universe.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo Look around our world and you’ll see the forces of life persisting and even thriving in some of the least logical or hospitable places. Like seeds … Continue reading

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In Memory of The Pulse Nightclub Victims

A repost from 1 year ago.* This poem was inspired by the recent Pulse Nightclub tragedy in Orlando, Florida, a town I grew up in and live near today. Like millions of others around the world I have so many … Continue reading

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The World We Want

Up early to meet the morning, the same one that’s already over on the other side of this big blue ball we populate. None of us having the slightest notion of what this rotation will bring. Oh, we have schedules … Continue reading

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April Is

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New Year’s Manifesto

    As we greet a new year, resolutions abound. We vow to stress less, adopt healthier habits, give up a vice or two, regularly express gratitude or stop making New Year’s resolutions. How many of our resolves are embarrassingly dead … Continue reading

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Wide Open

  

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Just One Ounce

Just One Ounce To all who are journeying on broken bridges with uneven footing burnt and charred across tempestuous waters through raging choking flames with ghosts of yesterday’s despair screaming in their ears. Treacherous tides of self doubt nor cyclonic … Continue reading

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Anything Can Happen

One of my 6 year old granddaughter’s favorite board games is the time honored Candyland, specifically the Disney Princess version.  She often insists on playing 2 princesses at once in order to up her odds of winning, but honestly, neither of us are … Continue reading

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