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Exiting the Matrix (or, it’s time to channel your inner Neo)

“You have to understand, most people are not ready to be unplugged.” – Morpheus, The Matrix (1999) A father once explained to his daughter that, as she matured and started dating, she would need to know who to trust. He told her that she could always come to him[...]

Connectedness (or, people are a lot like weeds)

What in the world could humans possibly have in common with an invasive plant that is taking over suburban yards? More than you’d realize at first glance. Let’s connect-the-dots… Over the past three years, to the dismay of many homeowners, Doveweed (Murdannia nudiflora),[...]

By |April 12th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Gifts Come in Small Packages (or, can a bug really teach us to live?)

Call me crazy, but to me, Covid is a gift…a blessing in disguise. In spite of the little we know about it, the Coronavirus possesses the uncanny ability to uncover Truth…to reveal things, both individually and collectively, that we would have preferred to keep hidden.[...]

By |April 12th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

On Things Unseen (or, Dr. Seuss was on to something)

Invisible enemies scare us. Perhaps that is why we are afraid of the dark, of ghosts….and things that go bump in the night. We don’t like what we can’t see. And so it is with the virus. Our human body comes equipped with five senses. They are part[...]

By |April 12th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Allure of the Dolphin (or, flipping for Flipper)

It was a glorious Saturday afternoon! We were speeding up the river, Bill and I, headed toward the lock – gateway to Lake Moultrie – when Bill spotted something up ahead and abruptly slowed the boat. “Dolphins!” he shouted, with a touch of surprise in his voice. We’re[...]

By |October 11th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

5 Healing Modalities to Pay Attention to in 2018

  Holistic healing techniques have been used for thousands of years and run the gamut from the common (think chiropractic and yoga), to the more obscure. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), in the United States alone, more than one in three adults[...]

By |September 3rd, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Love With Conviction (or, what can we learn from terrorists?)

Best-selling author Marianne Williamson came to Charleston recently as part of her Love America tour, and I had the opportunity to attend her Friday night talk. What a firecracker! She is an amazing woman, chock full of spunk! Although there were lots of great nuggets peppered throughout her presentation,[...]

By |May 20th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |18 Comments

What’s In Your Head? (or, the zombie apocalypse is here!)

I’m probably in the minority, but I’ve never watched an episode of The Walking Dead. In fact, I never really bought into the whole Zombie apocalypse thing. But, after listening to the Bad Wolves’ cover of Zombie (originally recorded by the Cranberries), I’m having second thoughts.[...]

By |April 29th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |10 Comments

The Fear of Risk-Taking (or, mediocrity is bad?)

“The most powerful threat to greatness isn't evil. It's mediocrity.” Mediocre: Of only ordinary or moderate quality; neither good nor bad; barely adequate ( There seems to be a trend towards mediocrity these days. We see it in education, sports, business, and politics. We even succumb to the status[...]

By |April 1st, 2018|Tags: , , , , |17 Comments

Healing Outside the Box (or, how many pushups can YOU do?)

Have you ever noticed that God has a sense of humor? When She endowed me with a rebellious streak, She probably thought it would be comical to watch the many predicaments I would get myself into. For example, I dropped out of college after my sophomore year and joined[...]

By |March 11th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |14 Comments

Happy Anniversary! (or, what does a stovetop have to do with blogging?)

When I started blogging, my goal was one post a week for one year – 52 blog posts. At the time, that sounded like a lot! Fifty-two essays…how would I find that many things to write about? What if I came up empty…lost my source of inspiration? Needless to[...]

By |February 18th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |18 Comments