Slowing Down


(Facebook recently resurrected the following essay, which was written over five years ago.)


We’ve never been here before. We are in Costa Rica. The lodge where we are staying connects with trails winding through forests. We leave our room to go explore the wilderness. We walk a ways and then step […]

Staying Present

When I pay attention to the thoughts that ramble aimlessly in my mind, I often find myself dwelling in either the future or in the past. I must confess I’ve even caught myself thinking about something I need to add to the grocery list while snuggled in my spouse’s embrace.

One of the most destructive […]