Today

I was listening today to No One Knows by the Nigerian-French singer Asa.  It’s a song about a weatherman who is reluctant to make predictions, insisting that, “no one knows tomorrow.” It must be a hard time for weather people—not because of the pandemic or the racial...

Underdog

My wife and I got into a disagreement the other day when she referred to me as “privileged.”  I have never considered myself to be privileged, since I didn’t grow up in the kind of a house as the truly privileged people in our neighborhood.  My dad used to say that it...

People & Spiders

I made a friend this week—with a spider.  I had a choice of whether to kill the spider or become friends with it and chose the latter.  I figured our world didn’t need any more violence.  Most people probably wouldn’t consider killing a spider to be an act of...

Home

I try to be mindful of the energy I bring to our home now that we are spending more time in it.  Some days I’ll take an extra long walk in the woods with our dog so I can let go of any feelings I might not want to bring home with me.  I am not concerned about my...

Risks

My mom went shopping for fresh produce yesterday, explaining she felt a need to be in the store and touch her own vegetables.  My wife was upset that she took such a risk, but I could relate to my mom’s shopping mission since I feel a similar need to see and touch my...