Closeness & Distance

Everyone seeks a different balance between distance and closeness.  I know there are people who feel more comfortable with social distancing during this pandemic period, because it’s what they have been doing all along and so it makes them feel normal. When you are in...

Control

I am still trying to make peace with what I can and cannot control in my life.  You’d think after sixty years I might have figured this out by now, but this part of my life still feels like a work in progress.  There are some days when most parts of my life feel like...

Slowing Down

I have been trying to slow down on the golf course.  The negative effects of hurrying in golf are much more noticeable than in other areas of life.  It is uncanny how much farther you can hit the ball when you swing slowly and smoothly.  I started playing golf this...

Vulnerability

I started thinking about vulnerability when the chain broke on my bicycle.  In theory, a broken bicycle chain shouldn’t make me feel vulnerable, but I guess feelings have less to do with theories and more to do with what is happening within and around us.  There is a...

Masks

We cancelled our road trip out to California because I was afraid that we’d encounter too many people who weren’t wearing masks. I recently talked with someone who said that hardly anyone was wearing masks when they visited a friend in Indiana. I feared that states...