It Takes Discipline

“For those who have been trained by it/No discipline seems pleasant at the time but painful … Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace …” Bobby McFerrin “Medicine Music” I don’t know about you, but I was getting lazy before this crisis happened. Not so much lazy in doing things, butContinue reading “It Takes Discipline”

Writer Expectations

“Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.” ~ C. S. Lewis “My literature is much more the result of a paradox than than of an implacable logic,Continue reading “Writer Expectations”

Happiness as Radical Love

Maybe some of you felt the way I did when the Supreme Court chose to side with Hobby Lobby. I was sad, but not surprised. It’s just the latest attack on women’s freedom to choose for themselves. To soothe myself, I went to Facebook. I have lots of friends who post positive messages. Luckily IContinue reading “Happiness as Radical Love”

Radical Love

“True words aren’t eloquent; eloquent words aren’t true. Wise men don’t need to prove their point; men who need to prove their point aren’t wise. The Master has no possessions. The more he does for others, the happier he is. The more he gives to others, the wealthier he is.” ― Lao Tzu, Tao TeContinue reading “Radical Love”

You Get More With Honey

“It’s not what enters men’s mouths that’s evil. It’s what comes out of their mouths that is.” –Paulo Coelho The Alchemist “If you do not tell the truth about yourself, you cannot tell it about other people.” –Virginia Woolf   Recent events, and subsequent comments about them in the media have got my ire up.Continue reading “You Get More With Honey”