Love and Acceptance

Brené Brown, an expert on shame and vulnerability, explains that the difference between people who have love and acceptance and those who do not have love and acceptance is that the former believe they deserve love and acceptance. This is amazing. See if you can...

Hammock, a mistake

Hammock, oops. I ordered a hammock, letting Jane pick out the color. The Friday it arrived, I installed it between the dogwood tree and the fireplace. It was lovely.Then Jane showed up.She stood next to me and said, “I’d like a turn.” I don’t know how I ordered a...

Love, please

Something to do: love.   Fear paralyzes us. We feel inconsequential to affect the world. We get overwhelmed. We freeze.   I am familiar with this too.   But, I know something: You and I can change the world.   Let us be delighted on Thursday knowing that we have done...

Yanny’s Blue Dress. Love Haters.

Certainty “Laurel.” “Yanny!” If you are not familiar with this audio-clip phenomenon, you might not believe that two people can listen to the same sound, yet hear different words. If you’ve not done it, here is a link so you can try it and...

Recent Death

Anthony Bourdain’s recent suicide rocked a lot of people. I loved his show No Reservations. It was real. He was so real. Just him. Passionate. Not perfectly polished. As is. Likable in his humanity. Not posing. Him sharing his life and food with us. And, then. Whump!...

Spiritual Ice Water

Rabbi Brian’s Diary (later edited and cleaned up)   What happened Moments ago, I was standing at the Pre-TSA security counter, drinking down the water portion of the ice-water in my insulated thermos.  The blue-shirted Anthony engaged me in conversation while I...

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