Forever hold your penguin dear, in memory of Meta.

Four years ago this evening, a young woman died in a car accident here in Asheville. This is the story of her extraordinary leave-taking. Our job is to keep the dead alive by telling their stories. I hope you will take a moment on this autumn evening to whisper the...

thinking thursday.

mind :: my brain and yours Dissenters spur innovation, creativity, and social justice: “Dissent makes the group as a whole smarter and leads to more divergent thinking, but the people who stand up with those sorts of opinions often get beaten up for it." Is your...

poetry wednesday : i love you. it will end.

[Image from here] Cold Solace -Anna Belle Kaufman When my mother died, one of her honey cakes remained in the freezer. I couldn’t bear to see it vanish, so it waited, pardoned, in its ice cave behind the metal trays for two more years. On my forty-first birthday I...

mindful monday : restlessness

“It is a transformative experience to simply pause instead of immediately filling up the space. By waiting, we begin to connect with fundamental restlessness and well as fundamental spaciousness." -Pema...