Become a savant in the universal study hall.
This man's best friendThis man's best friend

This man's best friend

Slipstream

This sweet story about a man and his horse starts with smiles and chuckles, but takes a surprising turn that takes the relationship to a whole new…

Mon, 01/29/2024
11-Year-Old Boy with Autism Fails School Exams11-Year-Old Boy with Autism Fails School Exams

11-Year-Old Boy with Autism Fails School Exams

Slipstream

Eleven-year-old Ben Twist has autism. When he failed his SAT exams, his teacher, Ruth Clarkson, could have told him in a variety of ways that he…

Sat, 12/30/2023
Be thankful for the turkeys in your lifeBe thankful for the turkeys in your life

Be thankful for the turkeys in your life

Wilsons Grave

Sometimes holidays create sticky problems. My family is scattered out of state, so good people take pity on me and invite me to celebrate holiday…

Sun, 11/26/2023
Traffic lights and curve ballsTraffic lights and curve balls

Traffic lights and curve balls

Well Street

While driving to a client session, I came upon not one, not two, but three intersections with traffic lights that had lost power. If we think back…

Wed, 10/18/2023
When Love FailsWhen Love Fails

When Love Fails

Evangel

Love is always a choice. To be kind, respectful, and humane.

Neutrality is also a choice. To do nothing, say nothing, simply bear witness…

Sat, 10/14/2023
A Bag of FigsA Bag of Figs

A Bag of Figs

Evangel

I saw a lot of strange and amazing things growing up around the world, but one thing I rarely saw was my mother’s appreciation when presented with…

Fri, 08/18/2023
Generosity and loveGenerosity and love

Generosity and love

Doggieland

This pup shares generously and expresses his love freely with his friend who looks nothing like him. A lesson for all creatures…

Mon, 07/24/2023
How to brainwash the enemy that won't shut upHow to brainwash the enemy that won't shut up

How to brainwash the enemy that won't shut up

Wilsons Grave

There are all kinds of perceived enemies in this world, but the most dangerous of enemies is the enemy within. My dad used to say, “Buck, you are…

Sun, 05/07/2023
Grandma moved in and unpacked blessingsGrandma moved in and unpacked blessings

Grandma moved in and unpacked blessings

Well Street

Dementia isn’t a condition associated with positivity, as cognitive degeneration can rob a person of the life they knew and upend those of their…

Sun, 04/30/2023
On the lookout for blessings and gratitudeOn the lookout for blessings and gratitude

On the lookout for blessings and gratitude

Well Street

When a friend asked me what I did on Easter, I told him I spent a good part of the day helping my parents remove a big, deeply rooted Oleander…

Wed, 04/12/2023
Knowledge

How do you love your ‘neighbor’?

Mount Horeb

Of all the teachings of my faith. The one that seems mentioned often is to ‘love thy neighbor’ - and it is the most difficult of all the teachings…

Sat, 03/18/2023
Put down the shovel. Have a piece of pie.Put down the shovel. Have a piece of pie.

Put down the shovel. Have a piece of pie.

Wilsons Grave

There’s a lot that goes on inside my head these days. Sometimes it feels like a wood chipper breaking down hard news instead of old branches…like…

Tue, 02/14/2023
Love comes to football.Love comes to football.

Love comes to football.

Well Street

American football is one of the more violent sports that America has to offer. It results in dozens of injuries every season, and in years past…

Tue, 01/10/2023
The Perfection of ImperfectionThe Perfection of Imperfection

The Perfection of Imperfection

Sanatana

Perfect or Flawed? What would you say if asked? If you were to describe yourself to someone who was blind, or didn't have Zoom, or was on the…

Wed, 09/28/2022
Love is a Many Splendored ThingLove is a Many Splendored Thing

Love is a Many Splendored Thing

Sanatana

Love...it's the grandest, isn't it? Movies, songs, poetry, all talk about love. "It trumps hate," they say, "It conquers all," they say. Perhaps…

Thu, 09/08/2022
The power of solaceThe power of solace

The power of solace

Slipstream

Recently, in a moment of quiet, the word “solace” came into my mind. This is not a word I normally use, so I thought I should pay attention and…

Wed, 09/07/2022
Knowledge

Get Some Life Balance. Key Number 3: Motivation

Well Street

"What Are My Motivators?"

As a health coach and fitness trainer, I've heard many motivating factors from people when it comes to wanting to…

Mon, 08/29/2022