This tag is associated with 4 posts

The Tyranny of Timeliness

In a culture obsessed with timeliness, there is something especially freeing about three little letters: ish. When I have plans that start at 8ish, or I tell a friend I’ll meet them around 3:30ish, my posture shifts from rushed, hurried, and anxious, to a joyful sense of adventure and journey. When I don’t feel the … Continue reading


This morning I was hanging out with my friend Carolyn and had the urge to read the Velveteen Rabbit story.  (I bought it as a gift for some friends who were having a baby, but never gave it to them.  And now I think I’m going to keep it for myself indefinitely.) Anyways, in the … Continue reading

“The Right Road Lost”

“Midway on our life’s journey, I found myself In dark woods, the right road lost. To tell About those woods is hard–so tangled and rough “And savage that thinking of it now, I feel The old fear stirring: death is hardly more bitter. And yet, to treat the good I found there as well “I’ll … Continue reading

Weary Traveler…

(written Tuesday at 9:30AM) Traveling by train is unique.  Every person on board has a different story about how they got here, where they’re going, where they came from, and why they decided to travel by train as opposed to the faster, more efficient forms of available transportation. Each meal in the dining car Phil … Continue reading

Table of Contents: