Dedicated to the memory of RWM… As each year passes on this path, what is meaningful becomes clearer. And it’s not surprising that those “things” are relationships. For with each ring inside the tree it becomes clearer that everything in life is relationship, including your relationship with life. For me, at this stage, it’s about […]

I’ve been thinking about one of the hats I wear, coach, that has been a major part of this father’s journey. Getting to teach and coach children is an honor and something I take to heart. Much has changed about sports from when I was a kid. But… here are a few thoughts about what […]

Sometimes it gets quiet. The rise before the fall, the fall after the rise, and the illusion of a point in time, of stillness. Long enough to hear the voices fade and the quiet roar. In that inner circle people take different forms. The ones closest to us live in and on in multiple selves. […]

My father passed this week after 91 years on this earth. So ends his existence in this form, but he lives on in others. One such form is in memory and this goes back and forward in time. But for now, I choose, or it may be chosen for me, to remember… His sacrifice for […]

New life springs in our home in the form and spirit of a bouncing (literally) baby, a four-legged boy, named “Boone.” He brings joy, youthful energy and an unwavering need to be vigilant. All eyes are upon him for his undeniable adorableness as well as his stealthy jaunts to mark his new home. Glad we […]

I’ve been sitting on this thought for a long while, wondering if I my point of view might evolve. It hasn’t. Anyway, it’s more of a feeling, something that struck me deeply when the Duke Cancer Center came into view. Wide-eyed I scanned the breadth of the medical center with that feeling ringing head to […]

A half-century ago the position of “astronaut” held the same stature as fireman, policeman, doctor or, for some us, Batman. Back then adults often asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and any of these responses elicited the “big dreams” adult face. These days I spend a bit of time wondering […]