The Spaces Inbetween

The Spaces Inbetween

A special pause happens in the space between Christmas and New Years. Less traffic, the last-minute rushing abated… the whole culture slows down. It reminds me of how the universe is mostly empty space. There is more space between planets than the planets themselves....
(Un)spoiling the movie

(Un)spoiling the movie

Ever watched a movie with someone who had seen it a million times, who was narrating the film as it’s playing, telling you what’s about to happen, what’s going to be funny, what’s going to be sad?  Don’t you wish they’d let you just watch the movie so you...
The New House of Forgiveness

The New House of Forgiveness

If I was lucky enough to inherit a house that was livable, yet needed a lot of work, I’m sure I’d simply accept it, move in, and put in the time and energy to make it mine.  While I may wonder about some of the mediocre repair and decor choices, I’d be so thrilled,...
Just Listen

Just Listen

You know that classic scenario – someone just wants to be heard, and the person listening is trying to go in and problem solve, throwing in advice before the story is fully revealed?  It leaves the speaker so frustrated.  A skilled listener can listen in a way...