As of today…

This transitional, uncertain, ill-defined space, this space in which you find yourself as a result of a recent change, this space which has you feeling anxious, uncomfortable, longing for “normal,” this is your space, but only as of today. There are two things to remember about this space: It is not a permanent condition. ItContinue reading “As of today…”


The way I’d like to go on living in this world wouldn’t hurt anything, I’d just go on walking uphill and downhill, looking around, and so what if half the time I don’t know what for — {Mary Oliver, excerpt from “1945-1985: Poem for the Anniversary” from Dream Work} Maybe today a little more wandering, a little less doing.Continue reading “Invitation”

The Afterglow

There’s always a day after the big event or celebration. That day usually includes a heavy dose of afterglow; what we did, how we did it, what it meant, what we think. That day can also be thought of as “today,” with a heavy dose of right now; what we will do, how and why.Continue reading “The Afterglow”

Today, at work

Today, at work you can spend as much creativity, energy and initiative as you want. And if there is anything getting in your way of spending every last penny, today is a very good day to sort out why that is. My guess is that one of two things is true: 1. Your boss hasContinue reading “Today, at work”


I keep a book by the bedside called “The Way It Is: New and Collected Poems” by William Stafford. I pick it up when I want to feel more grounded. I pick it up when I need the consolation of plainspoken sensibility. More often than not that consolation comes from a return visit to thisContinue reading “Consolation”