Next time, make two trips

I have always been a fan of cooking and DIY shows. If you remember Rachael Ray’s “30 Minute Meals,” then you might also remember how Racheal would fill a big bowl of ingredients – from pantry to fridge – all in one shot. Just don’t forget the EVOO. Efficient, quick, and fun right? Something about…

Life’s best teacher: empathy

How can we relate to others, so that we share in their experiences without oversimplifying or over-identifying with what the other person shares? Personal stories are unique, individually lived and crafted. We may have similar stories and experiences.  And we are often connected through patterns, routines, retraced steps, interactions…the “Etch A Sketch” of life. But…

Pursuit

Pursue the thing that moves you. Don’t limit its ambition, or cover its brilliance. Let your dreams flame a constant fire within you, and let your visions be the edge — the uncommon and unmistakable quality — that others notice; that you cannot shake. And when your long-term hopes fade as embers, push through. Because…

“A distinction without a difference:” Bostic v. Pash

It was 1995. A teenager named Bobby Bostic had committed a series of armed robberies in his neighborhood in St. Louis, Missouri when he was only 16 years old. Bostic and his friend, Donald Hutson (18 at the time), held victims at gunpoint during a neighborhood Christmas donations drive. They took violent and reckless advantage…

Love in years

Valentine’s Day came and left and I totally missed posting about one of the most celebrated(?) holidays of the year 😉. Now that it’s March, this post should be way out of date. But this year I was reminded of the people that I love and the things that I love the most, and that’s timeless. Here…

The English Major

A week ago I sat in a Starbucks in Lansdale – typing away, ear buds in, getting some work done. It was evening and dark outside. The last rush of coffee drinkers and daily meetings were coming to an end before the nighttime lull of cleanup and dimmed lights. I had a corner table and…

Walk before you run

~3.5 mos. later – knee healed, colder temps, and improved air quality; I’m back. 💝  

En una temporada de nuevos comienzos

“In God’s time, when He gives you a dream, you better believe that it will come to pass.” – Pastor Charles Olmeda. [English translation] Happy New Year! ~ Happy 2018. This is a time of new beginnings, or “una temporada de nuevos comienzos.” The things we left behind in 2017 remain in 2017 – or we can…