Sauntering

Sauntering may be my new favorite word! To saunter means “to walk leisurely with no apparent aim” or “to walk along in a slow and relaxed manner” or I suppose, as in the image, “to float along with the current.” I have been sauntering for most of the summer. Now that our fall programs have … More Sauntering

Summer Hiatus

At the end of June, I completed three years of writing this blog. I feel that it is time for me to take a break from posting my reflections. Rather than say that this is the end, let me just note this time as a temporary hiatus. I will reconsider blogging again in September. Blessings … More Summer Hiatus

Salubrity

As I turn my calendar to August, these are the words and image I find. They urge me to think about what summer has brought so far in terms of salubrity. What is it about my days that promotes my own health and wellbeing? Too often, we fill our days with work, obligations, and endless … More Salubrity

Accompaniment

I have been exchanging emails with a good friend who is suffering through a difficult time just now. In her most recent email, she thanked me and said she felt “accompanied.” Her statement touched upon a concept that I learned only in the last few years: accompaniment. Merriam-Webster defines accompaniment as: 1) (music) an instrumental … More Accompaniment

Best of 2016

In the past week, newspapers, television magazines, entertainment shows, and other media outlets have been reviewing the events of 2016 — the good, the bad, and the ugly. The home page for MIT is highlighting the “best” research of the past year. In that same vein, I would like to share my “Best of 2016”. … More Best of 2016

Collateral Damage

As you know, I have been reading and blogging a lot this summer about the intersection of spirituality, science, ecology, and our responsibility to care for creation. This reading and writing has made me more sensitive to environmental issues in the news. Sadly, some of this news does not make national headlines and news broadcasts. … More Collateral Damage