Stir It Up

Stir It Up

Meet Jude, the established misfit on the ranch. I think he’s misunderstood and more of a marvelous maverick. Some thoughts for what it’s worth in honor of all underestimated spirits like Jude. Don’t think for a second you don’t belong,to … Continue reading

A Flying Start

A Flying Start

You, my wild child of the universe,I will for always shield your heart from dictations of a detached gospel.For you arrived to show us what is beyond our dream spell.Enlivened by the once-in-a-galaxy challenge,your sparkle is but the kindle for … Continue reading

American Beauty

American Beauty

As a young country we have a bit to learn about being meek or what the Greeks called praios or praus. Far from the English term meek which lacks the blend of gentleness and strength, but rather praus refers to … Continue reading

Time to Play

Time to Play

It may be well to pause in this space, especially this season where the rays penetrate more directly without the fullness of summer-filled trees that swallow up the golden light. It’s an encouraging spot for adoration as I remind the … Continue reading

Spirited One.

Let’s gather our strength of spirit…it’s what they fear the most. Forgive me if I’ve expressed this before, if I have it’s worth a repeat. It takes a few groggy minutes to wake, but when fully awakened this child’s spirit … Continue reading

Just a Little Patience

I remember those carefree moments of summer where I would stroll down to my neighbor’s home who had everything we didn’t. Cable, drawers overflowing with sugary snacks and unlimited bootlegged movies. MTV was usually on when we weren’t watching another … Continue reading

Flippin Tables

Flippin Tables

I heard a DJ announce that Greece will open the tourism gates to anyone willing to take a test and prove negative or get the juice injected into them, Hmmm…I’m going to take a pass, even though we had planned … Continue reading

A Little Broken

This abrupt shift has rustled me more so than the others—so consuming and momentous this displacement intertwined with a sense of duty has left me groggy. This lofty pursuit to find the nest that will end all moves has left … Continue reading

In the Heart of the Country

Plucky and spirited nearly all the time, baby bear has kept me from going off the deep end. “What’s this?” she asks frequently as her tiny digit points to whatever she is inquiring about.  Her nonchalance to our situation and … Continue reading