Impersonal Relationships

Impersonal Relationships

Are they possible? Are they desirable? Better yet … what the hell are they? What does an “impersonal relationship” entail? I ask myself these questions because at this point in my life I find that, after many years of happy singledom, I have the desire to experience...
The God Moment

The God Moment

The moment is perfect. You are safe and secure, surrounded by the comfort and beauty you have created. All is well … all is MORE than well. You are satisfied—deeply fulfilled in the moment—the time and place and situation you find yourself in … and all of it has come...
What Makes a Good Story?

What Makes a Good Story?

Seriously, I’m asking myself this. And the answer kind of horrifies me: Drama. Tension. Conflict. Suffering. Struggle. Difficulty. Overcoming the odds. This is the stuff of epic poems. There’s a reason fairy tales don’t go beyond “And they lived happily ever after.”...
Freedom vs Connection

Freedom vs Connection

A couple months ago a dear friend asked me what I thought the deepest desire of men and the deepest desire of women are. And, with a lack of hesitation that actually kind of surprised me, I blurted out, “Men most desire freedom and women most desire connection.” He...
Meaning vs Connection

Meaning vs Connection

I read a fellow author’s blog this morning about a tough conversation he and his wife had with a fellow human traveler through this worldly realm, a man who had apparently fallen in a wagon rut emotionally and psychologically, puzzling over whether his life held...
When I . . .

When I . . .

“Don’t wish your life away Kaatee.” It’s what my German grandfather always said when he caught me wishing for some future time to arrive when I would get a new pony or get out of school for the summer or stop seeing zits in the mirror (on my face) or finally get my...