Recently I was called for jury duty. At first I thought of it as a mild annoyance, and held out hope that I wouldn’t have to go (in Philadelphia you […]
Tolerance is: fortitude, gut, grit, strength, patience, forbearance, clemency, stamina, endurance, indulgence, lenience, mercifulness, advanced, humane, sustained. Tolerance is the force that binds us to all life and to all […]
Contentment is: satisfaction, delight, gratification, grace, peaceful, appeased, delighted, thrilled, smiling, purring. Contentment seems like a passive thing; in some ways it is, because you can feel it without doing […]
Perseverance is: enduring, lasting, contrived, dogged, insistent, persisting, abiding, steady, continuously, in spite of, to carry on Perseverance is the force that propels all of life forward. It keeps us moving […]
My life is set up between two poles: the city, with social engagements, appointments of various kinds, lots of running around doing errands, and feeling like a small blip in […]
I love early morning walks in the city, before things get too busy. One of my favorite routes is along the Schuylkill River Banks. The Schuylkill divides Center Center from […]
I woke up unusually early this morning with a persistent thought running through my mind: embrace the imperative of the present moment. A bit formal and heavy handed for before […]
First real signs of spring in the garden.