Way too much coffee

If we were having coffee right now, you’d ask me if I was really having decaf because my words would be tumbling over each other in a jumble. I’d be eating a whole-wheat raspberry scone, trying to channel my recent vacation experience drinking coffee under the trees at The Flying Fish in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. I…

Wayfaring

Before I was truly awake and functioning this morning, I found myself stepping from a boat into the ocean off the coast of Maui. Relatively calm, with a bit of a southern swell, the water enveloped me like silk, bluer than the summer sky. I adjusted my snorkel mask and entered that silent underworld, the…

Learning to love my fellow man: an experiment at the amusement park

Think you have it all together? You’re calm, zenlike, a true Bodhisattva? You’re a good Christian, loving your fellow man even when it’s hard? I’ll believe that, my friend, when I see you maintain your Teflon halo at the amusement park. Yes, that’s right. Try keeping that baby glowing while riding the rapids or spinning…