Sometimes you have to hit reset.

You are working on a project and things get complicated. There are revisions and modifications. The documentation doesn’t keep up with the adjustments. Someone becomes the keeper of the knowledge and the explanations. Then everyone gets in a hurry and doesn’t care to hear the explanations any more, they just want to have the knowledge. […]

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Psalm 6

(First published July 20, 2011.) It happens all the time in songs (and in stories.) For the first two verses, everything is bad. And then the hero comes, the story turns, the cavalry arrives, the light dawns. We love to read these stories, to sing these songs, because they give us hope. The first two […]

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The day after

First published April 15, 2010 They were, that Thursday night, a bunch of good friends at a quiet party with their mentor. The best kind of evening. The kind of night that you are sure will never end. On those nights, you can accomplish anything. On those nights, you can change the world. Until the […]

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The morning after

(First published May 24, 2011) You make a new commitment. You watch a friend die. You finally decide. You screw up. You get the award. You finish the book. You make the call. You answer the call. You finish. You start. You can’t figure it out. You didn’t get to sleep. You won. You lost. […]

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anything but vague.

First published May 21, 2010 Religion is often abstract. There is a vagueness to describing the spiritual. There is an empirical fuzziness to matters of faith. For the man, born blind, healed by Jesus, there was no vagueness. He was sure. He wasn’t sure how it had happened, or who exactly Jesus was. He couldn’t […]

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