Freedom, Courage and The Wall

Freedom, Courage and The Wall

“Those who won our independence . . . valued liberty as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.” – Lois D. Brandeis What do you think of the 4th of July?  I’m a history nerd...
The Problem With Rushing Growth

The Problem With Rushing Growth

I love that I live in a part of the world where the changing of the seasons is so striking. I love watching new plants come up in spring and seeing them progress – tiny buds blooming into daffodils, crocus, and tulips. The flowering redbuds and crab apple trees make...
Change is Like a Hurricane

Change is Like a Hurricane

I’m a bit of a storm junky.  I loved watching the storms roll in on the farm where I grew up. When rainstorms approached, there would be this eerie calm where not a breath seemed to exist.  The air felt heavy and dense, almost electric. There’d be a cold rush of wind...
Finding Clarity From Change

Finding Clarity From Change

Do these pictures look like the same mountain to you? On a recent trip to the Pacific Northwest, I visited Mount St. Helens. It’s an active volcano and the last eruption was in May of 1980.  I was a child when it happened and can remember the images on TV of the...