Hope

Hope

I thought about hope this weekend and how it can blindside you sometimes with its apparent fragility. An angry outburst, a scary diagnosis, an unexpected storm, some disappointing news, a million small things can chase hope away. But, hope is a stubborn beauty and more steadfast than we know. All it takes is faith (and [...]

A good think

A good think

Sometimes, when my schedule and the people on it allow, I like to treat myself to a good think. And, because I'm a shark-thinker who lives in a river city, if I have the chance to muse, I always head to the water. A few weeks ago, I caught a glimpse of some graffiti as [...]

The Party of the Half Century

The Party of the Half Century

The story you are about to read is true. The names have not been changed because there are no innocents, just a half-century milestone we’re thrilled to be marking and a legendary party about which some people would prefer we don’t speak. To celebrate properly, and excise old demons, speak we must. Our story begins [...]