Falling down. Getting up.

Wrapped in Memory


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It’s just a sweater. Wool, comfortable, classic.  But I never put it on without remembering how I received it as a gift almost three decades ago. The gift was highly practical and symbolic. That sweltering graduation evening in May 1987, my colleague Anne presented me with the gift from the faculty at Benton Hall. I […]

The Common Cold


It’s that time of year: cold season. Nobody likes to have a cold. For most, a cold is not life threatening, just an annoyance making us feel poorly and keeping us from being our best selves. There are lots of strains of the common cold. We can take remedies to lessen a cold’s symptoms, but […]

Admitting We Have a Problem


In most healing processes, there comes a time when people admit that they are a big part of the problem. Whether it is marital discord, addiction, or international relations, it is often far easier to point the finger at the other party than at oneself. There’s not a healthy person in America that doesn’t want […]