Much More

"What's been important in my understanding of myself and others is the fact that each one of us is so much more than any one thing. A sick child is much more than his or her sickness. A personal with a disability is much, much more than a handicap. A pediatrician is more than a … Continue reading Much More



A friend wrote this to me in an email several months ago. I've been thinking about it as I trying to suss out what a healthy work life looks like. So ease up on yourself there, and expect much but season the expectations with a measure of patience and forgiveness, always doing what you can … Continue reading Expectations

Other Eyes

Novels and stories are renderings of life; they can not only keep us company, but admonish us, point us in new directions, or give us the courage to stay a given course. They can offer us kinsmen, kinswomen, comrades, advisers- offer us other eyes through which we might see, other ears with which we might … Continue reading Other Eyes

Sweeping Streets

If you are called to be a street sweeper, sweep streets, even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. Sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.' ~Martin Luther King, Jr.