"Deep trust in life is not a feeling but a stance that you deliberately take. It is the attitude we call courage." -- Br. David Steindl-Rast Photo credit: "trusting cooperation," Rolf Dietrich Brecher, 2018.
"I find myself "Dancing With Cancer", problem is...I can't dance. I stumble, bumble, and get pulled along. To keep my sanity, (humor me), I write short stories, a journal, musings and poetry....just about anything goes." Renee Robinson I've spent some time recently in hospitals and specialty clinics. It's always heartening to witness how remarkably resilient some folks are, how they deal with their trials in good spirit. They remind me of one special person, a blogger and poet you might remember. She dealt with her illness with extraordinary grace. She was Renee Robinson. A few years ago, I'm not sure why or how the impulse came to me, I suddenly had to see if Renee Robinson's blog was still up. I discovered that her WordPress domain had expired. Her other blog and T
Word: Sometimes, it seems like breathing is all you can do when we are hit with horrible news after horrible-er news. With the shootings in the news of Keith Lamont Scott, Terence Crutcher, a mass shooting in Baltimore, Burlington (WA), and now, today, Houston. What are we supposed to do? There is no social justice movement fast enough to prevent these deaths and the ones that will come before I can take my next breath. One of the principles of Peacemaking Circles is that the only person you can change is you. I have often told this to the kids I work with but I said it differently...the only person you can control is you. Soyinka Rahim says it this way, "I decide it for myself." We all decide, for ourselves, how we are going to show up. I think that is why one of the iconic pho