Quote Before Me this Week

“All good work is done the way ants do things. Little by little.” Lafcadio Hearn Truth? I am simply the worst at mastering this concept. And I just tried to think of a time when I wasn’t so awful and came up with … oh yeah. Never. I never perform small. If my kids wantsContinue reading “Quote Before Me this Week”

Quote Before Me this Week

“But if you have nothing at all to create, perhaps you create yourself.” –Carl Jung People are born to create things. All things. Whether it’s something as mechanical and mathematically dependent as a space shuttle or something as colorful and texturally interesting as a Klimt painting, creations are always in our wheelhouse. And maybe that’sContinue reading “Quote Before Me this Week”

The Shadow in Front

Sometimes I feel like the real me is back there. And the sun is shining on and around me but not through me, and it’s cast a long whispy shadow out in front. And that shadow? Well that’s the thing that can’t be, but is. We’re attached. It moves like I do. Bears my shape. GoesContinue reading “The Shadow in Front”

Holy Ground

“There comes a day in every man’s life when he decides the kind of man he’s gonna be. And if you don’t know the story, you don’t know the man.” — Frederik Backman Years and years (and years!) ago, in what seemed like an act of pure lunacy I flew as far away as IContinue reading “Holy Ground”

How a Day at the Beach Knocked Sense into my Soul.

About an hour from here is a place called Seaham Beach and it holds a good amount of interesting treasure, for those who can see the beauty in a thing like sea glass.  About a hundred years ago, an old Victorian bottling company closed up shop, and then dumped all their glass into the NorthContinue reading “How a Day at the Beach Knocked Sense into my Soul.”