I’ve become ensorceled by the updated version of Joni’s song …It’s become almost like a secret key to understanding this phase of growth in my life.
For anyone who struggles with others’ perceptions in choosing a somewhat “unconventional” life path or being an “unconventional” person.
Forgiveness is not a magic wand that you wave and make the hard feelings go away. It’s a process, and some days it comes and goes.
"I very proudly entered the forestry school as an 18-year-old and telling them that the reason that I wanted to study botany was because I wanted to know why asters and goldenrod looked so beautiful together."
I don’t know if you’ve been feeling it, but the energy this month is not about dreaming. It’s about getting dirty. Getting down to brass tacks. Doing the work.
Late one night recently, I was hanging out with a professor from a local university. By any academic measure, he was a success with a 20-pages long CV, receiving millions of dollars in funding, international recognition, speaking gigs, and on track for tenure. And while this professor was accomplished and brilliant, he was not happy.
An old friend of mine, Ms. Barbara Ann Crumm, who knows my soul well, shared with me this wonderful (and, at times, heartbreaking) interview last year between two legendary women: Peabody Award-winning radio show host Diane Rehm and multi-Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter.