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Difficult Business

In light of otherness, us-ness, and one-another-ness, I think the question becomes: What does this mean for how I live? How do I participate in this radical, one-anothering kind of life? Peter Block wrote a wonderful book titled, The Answer to How Is Yes. Our biggest life questions don’t require mechanical, step-by-step answers (as if those could even … Continue reading

Serious Charm

What do we do with important ideas? Because merely having them doesn’t count for much. The charm of our imagination, our words, and the spaces between them become the stories we tell. These stories have the power to determine if someone listens to and trusts what we say. Stories spread ideas. Important ideas need better … Continue reading

Making reality disappear.

I heard this quote on NPR the other day (I think in an All Things Considered interview with some musician): “To make something real you have to make reality disappear.” Maybe it’s a spontaneous dance party or taking the long way home from work with the windows down and the music blaring. Maybe it’s a long walk or … Continue reading

Say Something.

Over the next week or so I’m going to be blogging some thoughts on the kind of person I want to be. In no way am I already all (or any) of these things.  But as I’m growing and learning and experiencing life and relationships and nexts, I hope to be intentional in who I’m … Continue reading

Safe

Where do you feel the most safe?  The kind of safe where you stop calculating your actual presence within a space.  Where you stop analyzing motivations.  Where you aren’t tabulating or tracking actions and words and attention.  You stop doing and thinking and instead you are just, well, you, in the truest, most authentic form … Continue reading

If you’re trying to find out what’s next…

“If you’re trying to find out what’s coming next, turn off everything you own that has an OFF switch and listen.” Listening. That’s what I’m doing this week. For what, I’m not sure. But I do know that right now my life is loud. REALLY, REALLY, REALLY LOUD. So loud it hurts. And I’m terrible … Continue reading

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