That’s Great, but How?

Last week I shared a story from my own experience of self care. The essence of a response I received about self care and knowing one’s own boundaries has been paraphrased in the title above.  I was very moved to be asked – or, more accurately – I was...

Refining Fires

I worked in a foundry many years ago. In all the years, and all the jobs, since then working at the foundry remains my favorite. There is something stilling and quieting about being around the noise of industrial production and the element of fire, molten...

Started with Little Things

This week my offering is a simple poem, a little thing. Listening is a little thing. On the surface, anyway. And yet, listening is touching the field of humanity… and loving the world. “Started with Little Things,” by William Stafford… Love the...

Listening Stops People in their Tracks

Thursday, April 11th, was National Listening Day. Some of you joined Marcia in Anchorage for ‘pop-up’ listening in Town Square Park. I did some pop-up listening in Kodiak that day, too. There is a small downtown area here, a few odd shaped buildings strung...