Canine Assistants

I have a friend–a very good friend–who works with an organization called Canine Assistants based in Alpharetta, Georgia. If you haven’t heard of it, don’t be surprised. They are just a small group of wonderfully kind, dedicated people who train dogs to assist people who need a little or a lot of help. My friend…

The Gift of 2020

While I’ve been cursing the firestorm 2020 has been, and like everyone else I am counting the seconds until January 1, 2021, I paused today to think if there were any lessons to learn. Turns out there is a very important one, perhaps the most important of all, a lesson we could not have learned…

Water

I love to watch a program called “Moving Art” on Netflix. The beautiful time-lapse films of Louis Schwartzberg set to soothing instrumentals make me feel calm and peaceful, and set the tone for a weekend of writing and reflection. Today, I started with “Waterfalls,” and it has given me a welcome pause in the midst…

Hope

Did you know that there is no such thing as darkness? Darkness is not a thing. Light is a thing. Light is generated from a source like the sun, like fire, like electricity. Darkness is not created–it is the baseline. We control how much light there is, and that is how we determine whether or…