A Moment to Meditate: On the Fire… Within

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q429_9fyr2g   I recorded this fire while visiting the Oconaluftee Indian Village last summer.  That entire experience - the drive there from Asheville, the cultural guides/historic interpreters/demonstrations, and the drive back - had me... Meditating on the fire: Of a people, Of a history, Of a place, Of a strength, Of a pain, Of a … Continue reading A Moment to Meditate: On the Fire… Within

In Memory of… Leadership Through Sacrifice

One Memorial Weekend about 10 years ago, I was in Charleston, South Carolina supporting a group of fellow alumni in their effort to host a networking social at a restaurant downtown.  Not really there on vacation but not officially there for work, my thoughts were everywhere but on the holiday itself. The alumnus who volunteered … Continue reading In Memory of… Leadership Through Sacrifice

A Moment to Meditate: On a Mother’s Love, Sacrifices, Hopes, and Continual Support

Good Sunday, everyone! Today's post is a meditation on mothers/mother-like figures and their love, sacrifices, hopes, and continual support for those children/child-like figures in their lives. ***     As I've gotten older, I've grown to see my mother less as a parent and more as a person. Not that I no longer respect her … Continue reading A Moment to Meditate: On a Mother’s Love, Sacrifices, Hopes, and Continual Support

Lucy’s Help Desk: (How to) Create an Experiential Life

Step right up, step right up... The "doctor" is in. Welcome to the debut of Lucy's Help Desk, a new writing concept I've created for my blog, where on any given Thursday I come to you with unsolicited (or, solicited) advice and philosophical ideas.  And, as you may have guessed, the theme of this scheduled series is based loosely on one of … Continue reading Lucy’s Help Desk: (How to) Create an Experiential Life