SABBATICAL STATE OF MIND

Infusing more life into life

August 16, 2020

If years were counted in more than days what 

would we say? 


We would talk more about the tears, the smiles,
and the fears.  


We would hug more and hold onto the tingles
and warmth.  


We would kiss.
Twice on each cheek -
with a squeeze like toddler hands on th...

August 15, 2020

Q-What do you do when your middle-schooler tells his parents he has had it with school?  

A- Invite him into your bed and take turns reading poetry, of course.

Turns out, he has a whole other life mapped out. And, he's ready to go to it. Moving the whole family and all....

January 2, 2020

Recently, I was reading a friend's update that prompted me to look up the ancient Greco-Roman terms for love. It occurred to me that L-O-V-E continues to be one of the biggest things that hangs in the balance this decade.

The Greeks defined versions of love: agap...

March 16, 2019

Vulnerability during prayer. It should be a code we all honor

I guess what really hit me is: To me, NZ is so far away. And if this type of senseless crime is happening there, then officially, it is happening everywhere. 

We have a global problem. The second w...

June 8, 2018

I began blog early in the week. But now with two celebrity suicides in one week, I believe the discussion is too important to fall prey to procrastination. 

Think about those times you have struggled with your own identity and how it impacted you....

May 14, 2018

Every Mother’s Day since this whole social media thing, I completely enjoy all of the outpouring to mothers here and mothers gone, from daughters, sons, husband, wives, sisters, friends, and so many special loved ones.

I hardly get anything done during my tech time be...

May 13, 2018

Before we go on to celebrate Mother’s Day, I’m glad that I have a little Hyoism to share with you.

Our mother, Hyacinth Grenville, and her cousin in the cream  hat, who we all call Mum, loved to shop for granddaughters and grandsons. Combined they had their fair share...

April 30, 2018

We moved 9 times in 5 years. So, one of the gifts of staying put for the last 12 years is we’ve had the same postman.

Here are 3 cool things about our neighborhood postman:

1. He knows many of the families in our neighborhood. And our dogs and their names. Knowing na...

March 21, 2018

The coach in me assigned myself a year of reflection that I chose to do on the 21st each month. The assignment happened organically. I started writing monthly and then I committed to the structure as part of my own development as a person. In a way, because I am old en...

March 16, 2018

I know one thing. If you regret having children, your kids don’t want or need to hear about it. That’s the tough part. Parents need to work through their regret. Regret is normal and very human.

Conversely, if you don’t like your parents or regret your childhood, the...

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