Category: Beliefs

Truths from the Mouths of Babes

Truths from the Mouths of Babes

Crepo Elementary School fourth-grader Brandon Curbow tackled the timely topics of school safety and gun control while presenting his winning speech at the 24th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Oratory Competition.

Martin Luther King Day Haiku

Martin Luther King Day Haiku

Inclusiveness is the only way we can ever be whole.

Pretty Little Weed, a Mindful Haiku for the New Year

Pretty Little Weed, a Mindful Haiku for the New Year

I’d like to get better at being in the moment, truly living, absorbing, feeling, whatever it is that I’m doing. Being more mindful, overall.

Barbara Jordan’s Wisdom about Acceptance

Barbara Jordan’s Wisdom about Acceptance

Simple, profound and essential, this message is timeless, and yet I feel that there is an underlying urgency about it right now.

Tighten Up!

Tighten Up!

A funk song from 1968 provides a leadership lesson almost 50 years later.

Great Essay: I’m Not The Radical Left, I’m The Humane Middle

Great Essay: I’m Not The Radical Left, I’m The Humane Middle

Stuff that needs to be said.

Natural Beauty

Natural Beauty

Still Life: Seashells with Shellac on a Paper Bag.

Reflections: No Keep Out Signs Here

Reflections: No Keep Out Signs Here

Reflections on an open mind, a growth mindset and an open heart. An open heart is the hardest.

Haiku: What’s Inside Matters

Haiku: What’s Inside Matters

This haiku is for every extraordinary woman who sometimes needs affirmation.

Beasts of Burden: What Do They Think?

Beasts of Burden: What Do They Think?

I’ve always wondered how our beasts of burden feel about their “jobs”. Are their feet hurting? Do they enjoy being useful, understanding how important they are to us, or do they want to go on strike for better working conditions, a day off, or higher “wages”?

Hell on Wheels – My Trip to the Grocery Store While One-Legged

Hell on Wheels – My Trip to the Grocery Store While One-Legged

Hell on wheels, my observations from driving the grocery store go-cart after foot surgery.

Help Make a Culinary Dream Come True for a Worthy Teen

Help Make a Culinary Dream Come True for a Worthy Teen

My cousin’s kid is a baker with big dreams about the Culinary Institute’s summer camp and a future bakery.

Time to Wake Up! Ally Ally Oxen Free

A wake-up song appropriate for a jet-lagged traveler is actually a wake-up call for much, much more.

poem: what if every day was new year’s day?

poem: what if every day was new year’s day?

A clarion call for mindfulness: what if every day was new year’s day?

Random Thankful Lists

Random Thankful Lists

From cats who cradle to cast iron to the wisdom of children and wildlife, I have a lot to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Haiku: Thank You to Veterans

Haiku: Thank You to Veterans

Thanking American veterans for their service with a haiku and the flag that hangs proudly at DCA.


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