The Space In-between…

My dear friend Barbara lost her son Dave this past week.  He had been in a fierce battle with a brain tumor for quite awhile.  Through it all his mama and the rest of the family stood beside him in good cheer with abundant hope and determination. That is the type of family they are…
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A Beautiful Mosaic – Janna Charrier Ronsberg.

I believe that life well-lived is a process of giving pieces of ourselves to others and carrying pieces of them with us.   These pieces add color, design, and dimension to the mosaic that is our life.  These pieces can come from the smallest of interactions to the biggest of love affairs –  they are the…
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Think About The Life You Are Willing To Exchange For It…

Some of my students dreamed up the term “CAROL-ING” to denote when a person is worrying about risk.  It is a backhanded homage to me, but I’ll accept it graciously if it means that they are using my name to herald the behavior.  I do lecture them endlessly about risk – it is part of…
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A Dust Cloud In My Wake…

I am not a fan of snakes.  No wait, that was an understatement.  I AM DEATHLY AFRAID OF SNAKES.  Their slithering, unpredictable movement and their general appearance make my skin crawl. Not that I would ever go out of my way to hurt a snake or any living creature – I don’t roll like that. …
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The Benefits Of Membership?

I was on the Costco site the other day and I discovered that they have a Funeral tab.  I was initially unsettled by the notion that superstores such as Costco had entered the funeral planning space.  Something about the obvious consumerism aspect of death right there on the Costco page just struck me as a…
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