A Flutter of Wings

It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly's wings can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world." -- Chaos Theory 11-2. I'm not sure why, but for some reason, this year seems to have been marked so far by a host of references back to the late nineties …

Continue reading A Flutter of Wings

Traveling Through Life

The Universe is always speaking to us... sending us little messages, causing coincidences and serendipities, reminding us to stop, look around, to believe in something more, something else." -Unknown I sipped my Belgian wheat beer, or "Weiss" beer as I'd been trained to say during my six days in Germany just before, and savored the malty …

Continue reading Traveling Through Life

Summer Blog Series: Using Your Story to Propel You Forward

Enlightenment is growing all the time. It is not something that happens once and is then complete." -Rhich Nhat Hanh A million steps backwards -- that's what it felt like. I sat in my Chicago hotel room, picking at the room-service Caesar salad. My appetite had all but diminished the past two days, my mind …

Continue reading Summer Blog Series: Using Your Story to Propel You Forward

Being Human: A Long Overdue Story about a Long Journey of a Lesson

   Would you do it again... would you give Maya the letter? Some who know about it have asked me, as if I could actually turn back time. Would I give her the letter, knowing it would push away the person who’d been my comfort through my dad’s alcoholism and parents’ divorce; knowing that it …

Continue reading Being Human: A Long Overdue Story about a Long Journey of a Lesson