Remembering Stephen Paul Hanson

For years as a child I wore a POW/MIA bracelet with one man's name inscribed on it: Stephen Paul Hanson. Today, I am remembering him and his sacrifice on this Memorial Day. May he rest in peace. On my way home from Nebraska on Saturday, I chose a seat in the...

mindful monday : delight someone.

On May 5th it was the birthday of a man named Mukhtar, a bus-driver in Copenhagen. This May on that date, he had no idea that a large group of people had planned to celebrate him. I burst into tears when the video got to 2:05, watching his face register what was...

sunday sounds : if

From “The Johnny Cash Show,” September 30, 1970. As Mr. Hopper points out prior to his impassioned recitation, “if” is the middle word in life. May you rest in peace, Dennis Hopper. (Thanks to Jennifer Cook for pointing me to...

Consider this : feel your feelings.

To supplement my financial aid, I work part-time helping a woman organize her home office. She has the cutest 2 year old named Morgan. The other day, we’re eating lunch – which is generously supplied by my boss. (Bonus tip, Emma: always get a job with...