Polarity, Paradox, and Possibility

Now that 2020 has drawn to a close and the New Year has begun, I am reflecting on the seemingly ubiquitous sentiment that 2021 will bring transformation of our collective pain, loss, and worry. Between the widening availability of COVID-19 vaccinations, the inauguration of a new US Presidential administration, and the prospect of “normalcy” theseContinue reading “Polarity, Paradox, and Possibility”

Reflections on a Year in My Life- A Holiday Offering

The great celestial “conjunction” of Saturn and Jupiter was unviewable from my location on Earth but it still happened. I have seen photographic and telegraphic proof but I, myself, didn’t see it directly so, in a way it didn’t happen for me. I think this is an apt metaphor for considering how many events ofContinue reading “Reflections on a Year in My Life- A Holiday Offering”

Conflict, Hope, and Healing

“Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are Anger and Courage. Anger at the way things are, and Courage to see that they do not remain as they are.” -Augustine of Hippo After a few days of reflection in which there was no communication between us, my father and I had a long conversation yesterday.Continue reading “Conflict, Hope, and Healing”

Flattening the Pyramids (Part 7)

Note: As in previous posts, it makes more sense to start at Part 1 for greater understanding of the overall context. All content is based on my perspective as an adult remembering and reflecting upon my childhood experiences. Any commentary on what may have been the thoughts of experiences other parties involved is, admittedly, conjecture,Continue reading “Flattening the Pyramids (Part 7)”

Flattening the Pyramids (Part 6)

Note: This section of the book begins delving into my life story and is written from my perspective based on my memories of my experiences. For friends, acquaintances, or family members who may read this and think, “that never happened,” or “it didn’t happen like that,” please try to be open to the possibility thatContinue reading “Flattening the Pyramids (Part 6)”

Flattening the Pyramids (Part 4)

Note: If you have feedback on this or any of my prior posts, please comment or send me a note. I sincerely appreciate your thoughts! Relationships between individuals are the core units of human cultural transmission. All of the information we learn about what it means to be a person and how to live in the world originateContinue reading “Flattening the Pyramids (Part 4)”