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Meaning

What do you truly want? Each of us lives in the epicenter of an existential, surreal, and dynamic tension between the forces of tremendous potential for our quality of living, and forces that could extinguish our species and render Earth uninhabitable for most life forms. And regardless of how these forces play out, the one […]

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Book Review: We Were Eight Years in Power

“We were eight years in power,” said South Carolina congressman Thomas Miller in 1895, as white politicians, falsely accusing Reconstruction’s Black leadership of corruption and incompetency, passed new laws that fully restored white supremacy. “We had built schoolhouses, established charitable institutions, built and maintained the penitentiary system, provided for the education of the deaf and […]

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Love and Rage

Love and Rage: the twin oaks that live and branch within me and have done so for five decades. Love that expresses itself with the transparency of a glass of fresh water. Rage that bubbles up like a volcano reemerging from its long, cold slumber. I’m grateful for the former and fearful of the latter, […]

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Reflections at 52

I turned 52 today. It’s kind of a strange, surreal number. Like many of you I feel “younger” inside. I’m not sure how much younger in particular, but I recognize familiar perspectives and instincts that have been with me for as long as I can remember. My ongoing personal growth and healing work is showing […]

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Mindfulness, Learning Agility, Storytelling: Interrelationships

As you grow mindfulness, learning agility, and storytelling habits into strengths, all three will increasingly interrelate and optimize one another. Here’s how.   Mindfulness is the practice of becoming more fully aware of and attentive to, without judgement, what’s taking place within and around you. It’s focus and concentration on steroids. Mindfulness habits cultivate a curious, […]

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