Why You Can’t Go Back to Normal After Pandemic

Why You Can’t Go Back to Normal After Pandemic

An embarrassing thought went through my head on a recent weekend drive. I was sitting in my car on a six-lane road that’s surrounded by stores and apartments and businesses. And I was surrounded by cars. Everywhere, cars. Bumper-to-bumper cars. Then that embarrassing...
Grieving Process Takes Time, Requires Tenacity

Grieving Process Takes Time, Requires Tenacity

Grief is the term we apply to losses of any kind. Basically, grief is triggered when we lose a connection with something or someone we value. My rule of thumb is that if we name something, we have a connection. That is true for cars, pets, houses and other properties...
Why You Should Consider ‘Harvesting Life’

Why You Should Consider ‘Harvesting Life’

“Harvesting life” should be a focal point for us as we age, said retired pastor and bioethicist Bert Keller. “Harvesting a life means remembering, cherishing and telling the stories of one’s lifetime,” Keller explained. “Harvesting means accepting the role of elder in...
Cradle to Tomb, You’re a Collection of Words

Cradle to Tomb, You’re a Collection of Words

George Floyd. Derek Chauvin. Breonna Taylor. Brett Hankison. Donald Trump. Joseph Biden. Colin Kaepernick. Cathy Park Hong. Amanda Gorman. We say their names and call forth their presence, evoke a memory or produce a feeling within us. We clinch our teeth or shout...