My Wilderness

“People are hard to hate close up. Move in. Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil. Hold hands. With strangers. Strong back. Soft front. Wild heart.” ~ Brené Brown, Braving the Wilderness “The paradox is one of our most valuable spiritual possessions … only the paradox comes anywhere near to comprehending the fullness of life.” ~Continue reading “My Wilderness”

Rigid or Pliant

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” ~ Joseph Campbell “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” ~ Robin Williams “They say best men moulded out of faults; And, for the most, become much moreContinue reading “Rigid or Pliant”

Shakespeare for Any Situation

“There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.” ~ William Shakespeare “I have good reason to be content, for thank God I can read and perhaps understand Shakespeare to his depths.” ~ John Keats “But what if Shakespeare – and Hamlet – were asking the wrong question? What if the realContinue reading “Shakespeare for Any Situation”

To Do a Shakespeare Play or Not To Do a Shakespeare Play

“The history of men’s opposition to women’s emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.” ~ Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own “If men could see us as we really are, they would be a little amazed; but the cleverest, the acutest men are often under an illusion about women;Continue reading “To Do a Shakespeare Play or Not To Do a Shakespeare Play”