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The In-Between

Sitting on our mats in the cool morning air, pausing for a moment before moving into our first downward facing dog of the morning, we...

A 50/50 Split

Has an event or an occurrence ever had you completely and perfectly divided about how you felt about it? There is no leaning one...

Where the Veil is Thin

At the church I attend, the children talk about “God Sightings,” times when they see signs of God during their everyday life. It started...

A Town in Sweden

In 1973, four employees at a bank in Stockholm, Sweden, were held hostage for 6 days following a botched robbery. The hostages bonded...

What's the buzz about?

The Sound of Music is undoubtedly one of the best movies ever made and my mom’s very favorite. I don’t know how many times she’s seen it...

Wheeeee...

One day this past week I was searching the hard drive of my computer for some information, and I came across a short video clip from back...

Is the Stove On?

I remember freshman year at college, sitting in my first philosophy class. The professor was utterly granola from his ponytail all the...

The Messy Middle

The Messy Middle. That’s what a very talented artist-friend of mine calls it. She explained that you start a painting with an idea in...

Home Team

“Home” is probably one of the most potent words in the English language. Webster’s defines it as a place where one resides, but it is so...

Forever Young

The playwright George Bernard Shaw said “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing”. And Plato is...

Fire Alarms

I’ve been wanting to tell you this for a long time, but the words wouldn’t come. Or maybe too many words were clamoring around my head...

Presenting....

I am a student at Yale. Well, I mean, I took a class at Yale! I feel like I should stop there. That’s by far the most impressive...

A Little Bit of Kindness

Years ago when houses were constructed, a metal rod was attached to the roof. The lightning rod. The basic explanation given was that...

Catching 40 Winks

Rabbit Holes. There are people who believe that Lewis Carroll wrote Alice in Wonderland while under the influence of hallucinogenic...

A Clear Conscience

I have a confession to make. Those are never comfortable words to say. To top it off, this dates back to high school. I was...

Tell Me a Story!

A couple of weeks ago Paul and I taught a summer camp about improv for kids 7 to 12 years old. It’s always fun to teach kids about...

The Energy of Life

If I asked you to tell me about your energy level, I imagine the first thing you would think of is how tired you are, how much caffeine...

Gratitude

What seems like a hundred years ago, I read about keeping a gratitude journal. The extremely intricate explanation was, “Write down 5...

Make Me Laugh

“I just flew in, and boy are my arms tired.” That opening line from the stand-up comics of old is enough to make you either cringe in...

Carpe Diem

Life is good. I always smile when I see the bumper sticker or the t-shirts that proclaim this truth. What an odd way to display a...

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