Empty gas tank?…Not really!

While visiting friends in another city, I borrowed their car to get around.  After a few days of driving, I needed to get more gas (petrol), and so I filled the tank.  However the next evening when I was using the car to get back to my friends’ house after some meetings downtown, I was putting theContinue reading “Empty gas tank?…Not really!”

Facing fear with love

Fear is a funny thing.  It can seem to completely overtake us and our sense of being.  I love the idea of it as an acronym – False Evidence Appearing Real.  How true that is… that it is entirely false.  In an article By Pam LeBlanc, Alex Honnold – world renowned climber – puts itContinue reading “Facing fear with love”

“Roots hold me close; wings set me free”

Yesterday as I was sitting by the lake with my dog on this chilly, but sunny fall day with the wind blowing through the few trees surrounding us and casting ripples upon the water, I was reminded of a favorite poem or hymn from the Unitarian faith tradition, “Spirit of Life” by Carolyn McDade. SpiritContinue reading ““Roots hold me close; wings set me free””

Curiosity – good or bad?

“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” As Shakespeare so eloquently put it… and so it is with curiosity. As a professor and abroad director, I hoped to instill a sense of curiosity in my students… what I hoped for was to see a sincere desire to learn more aboutContinue reading “Curiosity – good or bad?”