The Moment to Change

When the doctor says, “It would help your blood pressure and a few other things if you could lose some weight” I have to hold back the quip. “No problem! I’ve done it dozens of times.” Part of my inte...

What am I seeing?

The little guy in this picture, my brother, is now 58 years old. On Thursday my wife Gaye and I took him to the hospital to have cataracts removed from both his eyes. Normally the procedure is done on...
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Grandma Back

We had just dropped off my wife, aka Grandma, at the ferry terminal. Time was tight so the style of her departure resembled more an evacuation than a leave taking. As I started the car, our two year o...

Power of Stories

  Time again to turn to readings for the upcoming term for the Studio for Strategic Leadership at VST. The ability to recognize, tell and engage key stories from various dimensions of our life is...

A Call

A young man had just been admitted with terminal cancer and was not “doing well,” said the Emergency Room attendant. The call came around 7:30 am to Gaye who volunteers as an on-call chaplain at the h...

Heresy and Hospitality

One of the ways Emerging Spirit talked of the shift in the spiritual and generational foundations of our time was through a focus on the words believe, behave and belong. In times past, if one was cur...