Category Archives: reverence

A Meditation

Sometimes, the simplest things are the most rewarding. Yesterday, I drove with a colleague to Kalamazoo, two hours straight west on the road to support a client in a TV segment filming. It’s a big client doing meaningful work – … Continue reading »

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Appreciating People While They Live

No matter what season it is, when you lay someone to rest, the day becomes still and peaceful. The wind sounds around corners, whispers in between rocks. There is silence when you need it. I am so grateful for the … Continue reading »

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What Does It Mean to be Religious?

I know a woman who smiles at strangers and models her life after the example set by Jesus Christ. She interprets his time on Earth, and subsequent ascension to Heaven and spiritual leadership, as being of service. Helping the poor … Continue reading »

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Last Day on the Beach

There’s always a day during our beach vacation when the waves are high, tossing about those who dare to step inside the ocean. It’s a glorious time, and a frightening one, because it reminds us how fragile life is, how … Continue reading »

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When Silence is Golden

Although she wanted to say exactly what she was thinking and feeling, all the time, and for many, many years, she did so, it came upon her one lingering night that the more profound response was no response at all. … Continue reading »

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A World of Contradictions – or is it Juxtapositions?

The Facebook posts scroll through hate and war and terror to love and hope and brilliance. A woman posts her son’s first book. A friend poses in an optimistic way on a brilliant sunny beach with the word POSITIVITY stamped … Continue reading »

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Recanting: The Truth about Israel

I was too outspoken in my earlier blog about the recent upheaval and tragedies in Israel. And I’m going on the record to apologize; I was wrong. Every single conflict in Israel has usually been misrepresented in world media as Israel … Continue reading »

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What They Had Was Now

“The woman, walking behind them, felt a sudden ache. She wanted more. More days like this. More time together.” “But the raven and the dog were not thinking about tomorrow. Tomorrow meant nothing to them. They delighted in this rush … Continue reading »

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Storms in the Night

A steady trickle of work, constant busy-ness, and yet the news reports were grim. Three Israeli boys murdered. Supreme Court decisions that show gender bias, religious influence and a lack of understanding of the workplace. Then at night, storms that … Continue reading »

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Stroke by Stroke, Cutting Through the Clear Water

Day 3 of swimming laps at dawn. I arrive to the pool in a cooler morning, my compatriots as tired as I, muscles finally feeling sore, ready regardless to plow through the clear water back and forth and back again … Continue reading »

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