A Safe Place to Land

This post is titled, A Safe Place to Land, in tribute to the Sara Bareilles song from her album, Amidst the Chaos (2019). A stirring duet with John Legend, co-written by Lori McKenna, this four-minute song captures and connotes the urgency and ubiquity of humanity’s current situation and personalizes it in a way that resonatesContinue reading “A Safe Place to Land”

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”

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”

An Open Letter to Young People

Believe it or not, you are loved. Most adults truly and sincerely love children and youth and want what is best for you. The trouble is, many adults have been convinced that material things are more important than a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment in our individual houses and our collective home, Planet Earth. WeContinue reading “An Open Letter to Young People”