Freedom is not Free

I vividly remember a sunny day 15 years ago that didn’t feel so sunny.  I was sitting on the uncovered top level of a parking deck at the university I was attending.  It felt like my insides were being ripped out by the fact that I was there to walk to class, down the flower…

Letting go. Getting stuck. Being born again.

Once when I was a child, my mom took me to pick up a special birthday package for my older sister. My mom had called my sister’s birthday into the radio station for a prize drawing and my sister luckily won. When we got home, I was so excited. I gleefully helped my mom get…

Information Transportation

Yesterday, I was thinking about how books evolved, the printing press, the rich history of information transportation. I love to write, but this must only be a stage in the evolutionary process of our collective desire to communicate with and learn from others. What is the difference between journaling, hoping no one ever reads, and…

Surrender to control

What happens when we no longer have control? Think back to those moments in time when you lost control. What triggered the release? Intentionality? Big bang happenstance? Were you ripped inside-out by the monster of greed or were you quickly pushed back inside by your primal mother? There is a continuum of perceived control in…

The pursuit of happiness

The pursuit of happiness It’s amazing how someone’s words can have such an impact on our society, to the point that the wisdom takes on a life of its own. It can be observed that we all want to feel good, so it’s natural we’d cheer at the freedom to pursue happiness. Happiness as a…