Express yourself

Create Words laid out in measured stanzas Swinging and pirouetting lyrics Tall tales of anthropomorphic heroes, mythological villains Love stories bending time and space Create Dancing fingers bringing forth ethereal music Voices raised in joy, sorrow, anger, peace Strings, drums, metal, wood Songs fire the spirit Create Captured moments in the blink of an eye A sunset…

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Past imperfect

If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” – Buddha Confess your imperfections, write them on a wall for all the world to see. Use big, bold strokes, in brutal black paint, where it cannot be ignored. Admit to every flaw, every shortcoming. Reveal your darkest lies and faults. Yet… leave it unsigned.…

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Back in the black

It was another one of those days. You know the kind… the hurrieder I go, the behinder I get. You feel like you’re moving at warp speed, but everything around you is slogging along in slow motion. Every time I thought I was close to closing a contract – Boom! Another damn miracle conversion. Doesn’t…

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Mad love

It’s not boxes of gooey candy, or bouquets of fragrant roses. It’s not decadent, chocolate dipped berries, or silky red lingerie, nor drug store cards declaring your everlasting love. It’s calling from a business trip to tell me ‘good morning’ even when you’re two hours earlier. It’s cleaning out the cat’s litter box because you…

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all they knew…

All they knew, they learned from us. Our children are our responsibility. As parents, it’s our job to teach them how to be caring, compassionate adults. We teach them through our words – through the words we use when we talk to them, to their other parent, to our friends and extended family – even…

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Hypothetical religion

Hypothetically, let’s say Jesus never went to Jerusalem. He was never sentenced to die, or He was secreted out of the city by His devoted disciples. He continued to preach, teach and spread His message until He died of natural causes at an advanced age. Would Christianity still be a worldwide religion, or would it…

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