Better Boundaries for Hearth and Home

The world outside our homes is chaotic right now. A raging pandemic, struggling economy, squabbling culture and high seasonal heat have come together to create a truly unpleasant summer cocktail. Although we cannot leave all our worries at the door when we return to our sanctums, there are some simple practices we can implement that…

The Descent

What do you find in the Underworld? Take off your crown.  This cold gold burden neither heals nor helps, lifts nor loves.  Set down authority, command, and hierarchy.  See it for what it is. Release the privilege of rule to the soil. What do you find in the Underworld? Lay down your jewels.  They do…

Boot Camp Tools for Tough Times

A little over 20 years ago, I joined the Marine Corps. Yeah, most people make that face when they find out.  I know it does not seem terribly likely.  It is, however, 100% true. What can I say?  At age 18, I desperately needed the structure and discipline of the military.  To be utterly frank,…