Our memories of this time

This weekend in the United States, we take an extra day off work to honor those who died in military service. "Memorial" - the name calls out our intention to use our memories in this way. Memory looks backward, brings the past into the present, brings those lost into our immediate awareness, and makes them … Continue reading Our memories of this time

Vote your gratitude

Voting is one of the most important responsibilities and privileges of our democracy. And this November, we experience one of the most important elections of our lives. Please vote. My wish for you as you complete your ballot, place it in a mailbox or drop box, or go to your polling place, is that you … Continue reading Vote your gratitude

The power of story: In thanks to Maya Angelou

You, Jane releases next week, a story about the power of storytelling. Not just to reflect reality, but to create it, in all its glorious havoc and wicked humor. Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is one of the first books I can remember reading that had the same effect. I think I … Continue reading The power of story: In thanks to Maya Angelou