Lately, I have been participating in a personal experiment: I smile at strangers as much as possible. It’s amazing the result: Invariably, he/she smiles in return.
The motivation behind this stems from the plethora of hate, controversy and unrest that has been pervasive of late. I want to remember … Continue reading
Lately, I have been participating in a personal experiment: I smile at strangers as much as possible. It’s amazing the result. Continue reading
Even though I am not a native of Louisville, Muhammad Ali’s significance to this city – and indeed, to the world – has not escaped me.
I decided to attend his funeral procession via bike. Because biking is not my primary sport, I am not very confident on wheels. … Continue reading
A St. Matthew’s parishioner who attended with regularity died a few weeks ago. I didn’t really know him at all, but we sat in the same section at church. When I saw the news that he had passed away, I felt compelled to attend his funeral to demonstrate solidarity for … Continue reading
My favorite memory from Thanksgiving weekend occurred when Andy, Sam, Amelia and I were playing dominoes at the kitchen table. Our extended family had departed and we began reminiscing about games we had played in the past. Amelia was recalling my sister’s reaction in a particular situation and began to … Continue reading
Last Saturday I had the opportunity to go running without time constraints; the alarm didn’t waken me and I wasn’t under pressure to return home for a kids’ activity. It was a beautiful day, and as I proceeded through the park, a feeling of gratitude washed over me. While this … Continue reading
During a recent conversation with my mom, she recounted events about the death of her close friend’s husband. Her friend, Bo, phoned my mom within moments after her husband died at home. My mom immediately drove to Bo’s house and remained with her until the funeral home arrived. Continue reading