In The Beginning

Maybe it’s just the time of year. Or maybe it’s the fact that it’s a rainy (nearly) fall day and I have spent the last week poring over graph paper, trying to design the future landscape of our back yard. There are many oscillating tendencies I have displayed throughout my life. Perhaps the most influential, […]

Anger Leads to Hate

If fear leads to anger, then it makes sense that anger leads to hate. It is, after all, a more intense version of anger. But if you look up “anger” in a thesaurus, “hate” does not show up as a synonym. The two words have subtly different definitions. Anger is defined as a strong feeling […]

If I Know Then

Last week I turned thirty-six years old. It didn’t bother me. Birthdays now are really just another day and when you have kids, most of the attention stays with them anyhow. It’s not a big deal. I could’ve turned forty-five and I would probably feel the same. Maybe a little more achy. The most I can hope for when it comes to birthday celebrations is spending time with people I love, doing things I enjoy. I mean really, what else is there?

Mornings with Soren

When I find myself in times of trouble, I don’t usually turn to Mother Mary. “Let it be” has never been good enough. I’ve sung that song to myself many times over, reminding my heart that “when the night is cloudy, there is still a light that shines on me.” True as that may be, […]