Thoughts from the Roof, the Road, and Points in Between

I’ve often written about life as a journey. In many ways, that is the guiding metaphor for my life recently. Because of that, interesting things happen when you commit to taking an actual journey. A compact version of the journey of life, with the only difference being you know your destination (home), your traveling companions … Read more

Endings and New Beginnings

“Today’s show, “Hit the Road,” stories of heading out into the unknown during the time in your life when it means the most, specifically when you are still figuring out who you are.” (Ira Glass)   The above quote from Ira Glass can be heard when he introduces Act II of “Hit the Road” on This … Read more

The Path Forward (100 word challenge)

As you can tell, my posts seem to be following a theme this week. Please forgive. The sun shone but could not penetrate the shadowy darkness under the trees, except in tiny ribbons reflecting through dancing leaves. Elaina could only see a few feet down the rough dirt path. She hesitated, looking back, before entering … Read more

On the Road Again . . . Into the Unknown

I’ve always had the secret fantasy of becoming a singer in a band, sharing music with the masses as I travel from town to town. I have the hidden urge to be a song writer, but that would require me to become much more fluent in the language of music then I currently am. Of … Read more

The Journey of Shared Stories

“The stories people tell have a way of taking care of them. If stories come to you, care for them. And learn to give them away where they are needed. Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive.” (Jean Shinoda Bolen, Crossing to Avalon 273) Yesterday I shared a dark gray … Read more

The So-Called “Real World”

What is the “real world” of which people speak? When you graduate from high school, people say now it is time to move into the real world. But then you go to college, and that is definitely not real. When you graduate college, people say “welcome to the real world.” But then, if you are … Read more

The Journey

“The Journey is the reward” I’ve been thinking about that quote ever since I saw it engraved in an overpass in Wichita, KS the other day. I realize that, despite the fact that my life so far has been a wondrous journey, I have to train myself to live by this quote. For some reason, … Read more