A Typical Morning

The grey twilight comes in, Through the window wet with dew. It’s too bright. The alarm plays a death march The birds chirp A song of awakening 9 minutes, can I have 9 minutes before the alarm blares? The coffee bubbles in the pot Filling the air with scents of alertness The alarm blares again, … Continue reading A Typical Morning

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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