Category Archives: Surrender

When Doubt is an Ally

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn “Doubt grows with knowledge.”  ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Today we hear many voices speak with the ring of dogmatic certainty, where the ugliest of ugly thoughts are hurled out to every time zone.  I find myself asking, how can so many be so sure of so much? Socrates once observed, “I know that I don’t know.  But you don’t know what … Continue reading When Doubt is an Ally »

Good Morning

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Recently I had a fitful night of worry, tossing and turning, my thoughts uncontrollably circulating downward.  The impending move to the Pacific Northwest had me anxious.  It was two o’clock in the morning and I found myself counting all the things that could go wrong.  I thought, it’s one thing to have moved to Chicago at age 22, quite another to … Continue reading Good Morning »

Beyond a Rock and a Hard Place

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Originally published April 23, 2016.  “An ocean lies between what is said and what is done.”  Italian proverb Sometimes that ocean is between a rock and a hard place. NEWS BULLETIN ISTANBUL: “Hundreds of sheep followed their leader off a cliff in eastern Turkey, plunging to their deaths this week while shepherds looked on in dismay. Four hundred sheep fell 15 … Continue reading Beyond a Rock and a Hard Place »

A Sober Thought on Power

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn “Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”  ~ George Washington As I experience the current change in government in the United States, Washington’s words burn my ears and prompt a sober reflection on the subject of power. What is it? How should it be exercised? Who should possess it? Sobriety … Continue reading A Sober Thought on Power »

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf (edited version)

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Friends, The following post was inadvertently sent to you earlier in its unedited state.  Please accept our apologies as we now send you the corrected version. — Pat and Marsha  “We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.” ~ Seneca  Have you ever found yourself under attack from the Big Bad Wolf? Doesn’t it … Continue reading Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf (edited version) »