Category: Social Reflections

COVID’s Blow to the Cult of Busyness

COVID-19 didn't break us, it showed us what was broken. We were so busy pretending that everything was ok and that we loved the rat race that we didn't stop to consider what it was doing to our bodies and souls. And then everything stopped and suddenly we had...

Searching for the New Normal

I'm beginning to wonder if one of the reasons some people are struggling and insisting on a return to "normal" is because they didn't allow themselves the space to grieve the loss of normal before accepting that loss and moving on to see it as a way to grow....

Caution Is Not the Same as Living in Fear

There are no easy answers here, but as long as we are acting in the interest of our families and our greater communities, we can let go of fear and act with the caution that our individual community situations require....

What Are You For?

Arguing for an expansion of what it means to be for is incredibly idealistic, I realize that. It requires vulnerability and work and a willingness to change when we realize our narrow definitions of what we are for cannot be supported by a real world application. But doing so...

Reflections of a Struggling Patriot

I love my country and I want better for her. I want to see those blinding transgressions transformed into a beautiful sunset, multiple colors mingling with the imperfections in the sky to create a stunning tapistry. I want to develop a mature patriotism, one that doesn't put up blinders...