Heroes

    Do we have heroes anymore? Do we need them? Those people to whom we look for inspiration, for courage, for the possibility of living and doing things beyond what we otherwise might imagine or dream? Perhaps we convince ourselves that real heroes are only the perfect. They’re the ones that never stumble or…

Creativity and the Need to Change

I was all pumped about blogging about creativity this week. That somehow human beings have this amazing way of thinking differently about the same thing and when we all put our thoughts together, we often come up with ideas that can, often quite literally, change the world. Someone thought of studies showing the differences between…

Awareness Of Our Family History

Several weeks ago this happened . . . Yup, that’s my piano. When I got my first real job, the first “big” thing I purchased was a piano. Mom made me take piano lessons, I think I started around the 3rd or 4th grade. Mrs. Boston was the spouse of the pastor at the Christian…

Fragile Human Beings Intricately Made and Confoundingly Free

It’s been 15 years this Sunday, 15 years since our world as citizens of this nation changed in a moment.  I’m pretty certain for those of you old enough, you remember where you were, what you were doing, with whom you first saw or heard that airplanes had flown into the twin towers, that the…

Farm Kids Simply Learn to Drive Earlier

My parents are coming to visit over Labor Day weekend.  I took a vote with my housemates and we actually came to consensus, which is always the best way to go. It was not a really close vote, the animals get spoiled with all the petting and holding and maybe a few extra treats when…