along the way

observations on the journey

Rising to the Occasion

I had the opportunity to see two powerful movies this week, both of which told stories of individuals standing in the face of dreadful circumstances. For me, each elicited a visceral reaction – I could truly feel the fear and hopelessness of the situations and was left troubled in their wake. Though these stories compel us […]

Unexpected Blessings

When was the last time you found yourself physically limited? So limited, that you required another person to help you get through your day(s)? As I write this, I am living in that place. Last week, I underwent surgery for a total hip replacement; the unfortunate result of shallow hip sockets and an active lifestyle. […]

Follow the Signs

After being laid-off from my fourth job in five years, I found myself asking many questions. What do I do now? Why did this happen again? What’s wrong with me? Looking back on it, I realize that the questions didn’t begin there and that my string of “bad luck” wasn’t as […]

Strength Rejoices in the Challenge

Yesterday, we watched the Hilllsdale Chargers men’s basketball team battle conference leader and #16 Finlay in a well played and entertaining game. During halftime, a number of commercials were aired which demonstrated various aspects of the College and its mission. One commercial focused on Hillsdale Athletics and the College motto: Virtus Tentamine Gaudet – Strength […]

On Being Resolute

With our move into January, the flood of discussion, assessment, review, and execution of resolutions is underway. The natural ending and starting points to our calendar year make it easy to identify a place to begin a “do-over.” The introspection of this window of time is fascinating and ripe with possibility. For the planners and […]

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