Animal Crackers, a change in perspective

Grocery shopping on a Sunday night is never the ideal situation as the weekend crowd has cleared out the shelves and the restocking team is obviously slacking. (No offense restockers, maybe it’s just my grocery story). But when you’re out of your jumbo bag of animal crackers which accompanies your habitual 10pm coffee habit, off…… Continue reading Animal Crackers, a change in perspective

What inspires you?

To live your best life, you have to live a life that is engaged and connected. And that means different things to different people. For me, that means the hustle and bustle of the city. I can and do appreciate time away in nature, and enjoy the solitude. It’s a weekly requirement that feeds my…… Continue reading What inspires you?

These feet were made for walkin’…

And that’s just what they did… in NYC this past week. Trekked about 60 miles in 4 days, photographing the streets of mid-to-lower Manhattan as well as upper Brooklyn. I love the energy of NYC. You can get caught up in the hustle and bustle, but if you sit on a bench you can learn…… Continue reading These feet were made for walkin’…

Why you never see a Redwood alone

“…The truth is, we all need supportive relationships. I once heard a lecture in which the speaker talked about the great redwood trees in California, those magnificent giants of the forest towering as much as three hundred feet in the air. ‘You’d think such tall trees would require very deep roots,’ the speaker said. ‘Actually,…… Continue reading Why you never see a Redwood alone

Rob Bell & a new American Christianity

I grew up in the church and after nearly 30 years of weekly sermons, bible studies, sunday school, kids events, youth events, as an attendee and volunteer, the message can sometimes feel a bit redundant, albeit still good. In my 20’s my mind was asking lots of question and pondering ideas that didn’t have specific…… Continue reading Rob Bell & a new American Christianity

We are like the orange…

Sitting outside on an unusually crisp and cool morning with my orange in hand, I begin peeling back the skin and tossing it into my bowl so I can get to the “good part.” A hundred different thoughts about the past and the upcoming week flood my mind. Then I remember that I’m trying to…… Continue reading We are like the orange…