Never to be Lost to the Waves

It was a cold, miserable day for the beach. But, when your address may as well be: “Land Locked, Flyover State, USA, Population: Thousands of People Who Have Never Been to the Ocean”, any day at the beach is one that you have to take advantage of. The water was frigid enough to the point … Continue reading Never to be Lost to the Waves

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In the Face of the Hatred in Charlottesville: Choose Empathy and Love

This evening, I attended a vigil in remembrance of those who lost their lives and in opposition of the protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. I heard the words of faculty and administration at Doane University and was inspired to give some words of my own. If you know me, you know that speaking in front of … Continue reading In the Face of the Hatred in Charlottesville: Choose Empathy and Love

Sillage

The french have this word, sillage (see-ahj). In English, we use it to refer to the lingering smell in the air when someone who was just wearing strong perfume or cologne leaves. But in French, it translates to “wake”, like the stream left behind a boat as it passes by. It could also refer to … Continue reading Sillage