Unmotivated

I prefer to think of “Lack of Motivation” As a quirky town one visits Not unlike The North Pole or…

When you read poetry ...

A list of things the might happen to you when you read poetry you finish quicklyyou don’t feel fullyou encounter…

The Wind in the Story

What inside the podcast In the podcast, Vanessa Aricco tells the moral story her dad told her of the wind…

Love

Love all the People

love as the practice of freedom bell hooks

Kids. Boy we sure do love ’em. Even people who don’t actually like kids I bet would be pretty quick to acknowledge that kids — although sometimes a pain — are love machines. They make it. They reflect it. They live it. They embody it. They are our teachers in it. So we love the…

Bye Doug

Doug Schrad Plays the sax at Assumption

Bye Doug. But before you Go, let me just tell you that I know your smile. Those gleaming teeth A smirky look. A gentle heart. I can still hear you laugh, Like a snicker rolled into a wave. Your fine blonde hair (Gone white in the Summer sun), I remember. I remember the dock at The…

Accidental Garden

Birdseed Sunflowers Summer 2020

Let me tell you the story about Sunflower seeds and The accidental garden that Changed our pandemic world. After we had been home in March A few weeks, the wave of strangeness Refused to recede. Waking and Sleeping hours began to Acquiesce to each other and So I found myself often fully Upright at 4…

50 Things That Make Me Feel Normal

I had a few of those days when I felt a little bit out of kilter. When I was driving from yoga on Saturday, I started making this list in my head. It’s not in any order and it’s not complete. 1. Ira Glass 2. Walking 3. Typing on a Typewriter 4. Hot Shower 5.…

Talking to Strangers

Talking to strangers

Meeting people can be tough. This great landscape of unknown, a gap of nothingness between us to fill with “small talk.” This is a glass is half empty approach to understanding people. It’s the “I don’t know you at all so this is gonna take work” mentality. But every person is the same. It’s easy…

Make LOVE the word of the year for 2019

Love Chairs in Chincoteague

(and make it an action word) 2018 was pretty rough right? I’m not down for resolutions… and even though a Burning Bowl ceremony sounds pretty cool, that’s not my bag either. For 2019, I feel like there’s only one answer and it’s this: commit to every day, wild, active, radical LOVE. What is Radical Love?…