along the way

observations on the journey

It’s a Wonderful Life

What constitutes a wonderful life? I find myself contemplating this question today as I think of my friend who was put into hospice care yesterday. The wonder of life takes on new dimensions when considered against the sharp edge of life’s end. Of course, hospice is not the end, but it is acknowledgement of the […]

This Day We Share

This day we share, in the warmth of our home, Together we pray, as our hearts lightly roam; Toward the grateful, the plenty, the smells, and the cheer, Across the miles we’ve walked, making our way here. Beyond the sullen, the empty, the broken, the lost; Traveled we have, knowing sacrifice and cost. For the […]

Hold on to People, They’re Slipping Away

Focus on everything better todayAll that I needed I never could sayHold on to people, they’re slipping awayHold on to this while it’s slipping away Moby, Slipping Away The cold has arrived and, with it, that quiet introspection which always seems to accompany the gray moodiness of a blustery winter storm. For those who appreciate […]

We All Need Someone to Believe In

Shilo, when I was youngI used to call your nameWhen no one else would comeShilo, you always cameAnd we’d play Neil Diamond Toward the end of a recent breakfast meeting, I glanced at my phone and noticed numerous missed calls and texts from Sally. Uh oh. It seems that her morning had been interrupted by […]

Revealing the Superhero Hidden Within

One of the beautifully profound aspects of the arrival of a new baby, is the event’s effect on baby’s siblings. Now adjusting to the myriad impacts of grandchild number four, I’ve been blessed to watch the evolving reactions of her brothers and sister. The natural fascination of children comes fully alive when intersecting with the […]

Stuck in the Blame Game

The search for a scapegoat is the easiest of all hunting expeditions. Dwight D. Eisenhower “Come on, Pop, read us a book!” said Cooper as he patted the seat beside him on the couch. There are some voices, requests, and moments to which there is no denial. Taking the seat offered, I was immediately compressed […]

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