Dreams Found

There’s been a great culling of late. Several bloggers who I know and love have gone silent, their lives having risen up and reminded them of what they truly love. For many of us this is true. It’s what life does. We get all lost in the broiling, churning fervor to be something… Someone who […]

The Language of Guidance

I am a realization junkie. I love those moments of “getting it”. Or at least feeling like you get it, without really understanding, without really changing. I think truly growing from something often requires a lifetime of practice. The realization comes and goes, but the practice remains. Well, I’ve had a realization. And I’d like […]

Coffee, and Honesty Done Well

Honesty has been in the air lately, and I wanted to write about it, but I was feeling a little befuddled. I’m pushing myself to the wall, hard as I can, to go out and connect with people I don’t know. If you know me, you’ll know this is like asking a baboon to compose […]

The Magic of What You Love: From Shit-Shoveling to Changing the World

When you love something, believe in it, and understand how it has the power to make the world more beautiful and good, magic happens. Life is so full of dirt and shit, we forget that even shit-shoveling is great when you’re having fun. The point is not to justify the trenches you have to dig. […]

Words Aren’t Answers

It’s meaning you want. Words are like latitude and longitude lines, little symbols on yellow maps. They point the way to hidden meaning, but they aren’t the treasure. To see, you will have to leave words behind you for a while. Let the idea take shape without boxing it up with names, uncategorized. The form […]

The Art of Useful Information

We live in the information age, but anyone who has walked through a library knows that big stacks of great information are useless unless you can process and use them. The problems of our time rarely come from not having enough information. Our problems come from not having enough meaning. That’s why we need information […]

Why You Do It Matters

There was a line on the McDonald’s job application last time I applied, after the personality test that asks eight times if you are always happy. Why do you want to work here? It’s clear that you will need a reason besides “I’m hungry and want money.” I think that line sums up the problem […]

The Chasm Between Truth & Lies

Characters in movies never lie. They dance around the truth, they leave things out, they make clever, ambiguous statements. Or if they do lie, the audience soon finds out exactly what the truth is, and discovering the truth, or hiding it, is the whole point of the story. We lie every day. I do. “How […]