childrens blocks spell me selfishness

all about me

A friend of mine read my last post and texted me the next morning: How do you keep from turning into someone who sees other people around you as background props? His question was a sincere one, that came from a place of wanting to grow.  But I think my answer surprised him.  Maybe it will…


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how to open

Anyone who knows me at all, or who has read much of anything I’ve written, knows that I am passionate about and committed to engaging with the people around us in everyday life – seeing them as real people rather than as background props on our stage, objects in our way, or machines designed only…


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a marked man

Lately, I've found that the only time I have to hit the gym is after 11:00 PM.  Yeah, I know.  Trust me – it's not that I love it so much; it comes down to discipline (OK, and probably a little OCD).  But there I was, out in the middle of another frigid night, trying to get it done. Now, no matter…