Poem for a Sunday Morning

Dear Mona {Naomi Shihab Nye} Dear Mona, do you know how your old stucco building marks the spot of Something True? Your hand-lettered red sign rises up like a crooked, friendly flag. I can guess the menu: bean & cheese, potato & egg, maybe a specialty of your own making, avocado twist or smoky salsa.Continue reading “Poem for a Sunday Morning”

Nothing to see here

I’ve got this neighbor who drives a truck and tows a trailer behind it. Both the truck and the trailer are consistently full of random stuff, making him a kind of junk man. It seems that some folks have gotten the idea that all of that random stuff must equate to some kind of valueContinue reading “Nothing to see here”

Another way to do it

Option A Leader: “This is where we need to go, and here’s how we’re going to get there.” Option B Leader: “This is where we need to go. How do you think we should get there?” Involvement, sincerely requested and respectfully considered, leads to real engagement in the work. DAVID BERRY is the author of “A More Daring Life: FindingContinue reading “Another way to do it”

The Tyranny of “They”

There are many, many bright and thoughtful people who will be happy to tell you which path to follow. It’s much easier to play armchair quarterback with someone else’s life so opinions come freely and often. The tyranny of “they” afflicts us in two ways: First, it supports our reservations about declaring our path throughContinue reading “The Tyranny of “They””