Monthly Archives: March 2016

What I Found in My Closet

  “There is something about a closet that makes a skeleton terribly restless”~ Wilson Misner Maybe it’s because these restless skeletons of ours really want to dance. For a long time, I believed that skeletons were passed on from one generation to the next as an unwanted family inheritance.  The less one spoke of a skeleton the better, and if one did, one only did so … Continue reading What I Found in My Closet »

Soul Surrender

“The greatness of a man’s power is in the measure of his surrender.” ~ William Booth Have you given any thought to your own “cultural DNA?”  To the landscapes, the religious and political systems, and the other forces that shaped your ancestors – and that helped to shape you? Forty years ago I had a conversation with my great aunt Nora Moriarty, an ancient member of … Continue reading Soul Surrender »

What Friends Can Do

“The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well.”  – Alfred Adler When I think back on the friends from my life they look a lot like the characters from Peanuts. I often identify with Charlie Brown I’ve had best friends like Linus I had plenty of bossy Lucy’s along the way There have been wonderful philosophers like Snoopy and Woodstock Let me ask you this: … Continue reading What Friends Can Do »