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...
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...
Ballad of the Accidental Killer

Ballad of the Accidental Killer

July 3, 1988 was a warm, beautiful, sunny day in Birmingham, Michigan. It was a few weeks into the summer after my highschool graduation, and as a fit, healthy, 17yo college bound kid, my future looked bright. I borrowed my dad’s red convertible Mustang 5.0, and...
Let Your Soul Play

Let Your Soul Play

“Your body is your soul, as perceived by your senses” – William Blake I love the way William Blake invokes a sense of our vastness. Just like ultraviolet is outside the visible range, there are aspects of us that are outside of the sensory realm,...