The energy sapping reality of anger

"To be good is to be in harmony with oneself.  Discord is to be forced to be in harmony with others." ~Oscar Wilde, In Conversation These last few days in Virginia have been a nightmare.  After several warm, beautiful days, a front pushed its way into the state bringing with it much cooler temperatures and … Continue reading The energy sapping reality of anger


A demon of epic proportions

"Follow. But! Follow only if ye be men of valor! For the entrance to this cave is guarded by a creature so foul, so cruel, that no man yet has fought with it... and lived!" ~Tim the Enchanter, Monty Python and the Holy Grail Over the past few weeks, I have found myself in an … Continue reading A demon of epic proportions

Living beyond the “elves and dragons”

“There were some that shook their heads and thought this was too much of a good thing; it seemed unfair that anyone should possess (apparently) perpetual youth as well as (reputedly) inexhaustible wealth” ~JRR Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring I have to admit, excitement is starting to build.  In 18 days I will be … Continue reading Living beyond the “elves and dragons”


The “cabbages and potatoes” of chronic illness

“Elves and Dragons, I says to him. Cabbages and potatoes are better for me and you.  Don’t go getting mixed up in the business of your betters, or you’ll land in trouble too big for you.” ~The Gaffer (Tolkien 24) When first hearing the word cancer, I had a very particular image form immediately in … Continue reading The “cabbages and potatoes” of chronic illness


How to make an idol

I really struggle when I read Christian "self help" books.  It seems like the author has it all together when it comes to living like Christ and I am just stumbling and bumbling my way through life, making mistakes at every turn.  That feeling was made very real to me as I was working on … Continue reading How to make an idol