Category Archives: Heart

What do you want to do before you die?

It’s an intriguing question. But even more intriguing is where the question came from. Read the following lines of poetry and then follow the story below:   But often, in the world’s most crowded streets, But often, in the din … Continue reading

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How to change the world today…through delight

I have a good friend who grew up hunting. He loves the challenge of it, but more than anything, he loves being outdoors, in the quiet, away from the helter-skelter of daily life. So when his son was old enough, … Continue reading

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How is the clutter in your life?

The last blog noted the clutter of motives that entangle our lives. Now it’s time for some cleaning. I got a good taste of what this may be like recently. Here was the challenge: clean out our corner garden in … Continue reading

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The one reason to do everything

Why are you doing what you are doing? This week? Today? Right now? It almost seems like a silly question. But underneath the apparent silliness is an ocean of chaos, darkness, and questions we would often rather not face. Here … Continue reading

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How we all can become famous

We all want to be famous at some level. I know I have wanted to make a name for myself ever since college days. There is something written in our fabric that aches for this beyond words. And if we … Continue reading

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The first day of summer was the last thing expected

Graduation was done.  The last faculty meeting was done.  The end-of-school checklist was done.   I found myself at the last day of May.  It’s usually feels like the very first day of summer to me.  The deep pocket of … Continue reading

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The cure for broken dreams is…

I want to start this blog with a trailer from a well-known movie that came out 23 years ago: On the one hand, Field of Dreams is the most ridiculous plot imaginable.  Build a baseball field in the middle of … Continue reading

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Why I am schizophrenic

OK…I’m not actually schizophrenic in the classic mental illness form.  I don’t lose touch with reality.  But I think I am metaphorically.  I lose touch with what is true and right and real.  And I don’t just drift away.  It’s … Continue reading

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What happens when evil meets the human heart

I just finished watching the HBO series, The Pacific.  It is not for the weak at heart.  It is brutal, barbaric, and shocking.  But that’s what the Pacific theater was really like in WWII.  The last episode shows the young … Continue reading

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The Great Divide

OK…here is another book idea.  I saw the Grand Canyon once when I was in college. There is no way that photos even begin to capture what it is like to see a hole in the ground 20 miles wide … Continue reading

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