On Homelessness

He lives behind the dumpster of a restaurant astride my apartment, next to a heap of wet blankets and a cane. The landscape betrays his alcoholism. Hundreds of aluminum cans lie strewn about the hill underneath his camp, a few haplessly drowning in the gutter. Usually he wakes before I do, except on the exceptionally … More On Homelessness

On Communication Barriers (and How to Break Them)

A few years ago, my family took a vacation to the outer banks of North Carolina. It’s a popular destination for us. We can see family on the way in, and after catching up with them it’s only a few hours drive to the beach. I have a great fondness for the outer banks. They’re never too crowded, but it’s … More On Communication Barriers (and How to Break Them)

How To Show Gratitude

As we celebrate the Thanksgiving weekend, I feel it is only fitting to discuss how we can use gratitude in our everyday lives to strengthen our relationships with others. Gratitude is an oft overlooked emotional expression, especially in a consumer culture where we have a special Friday dedicated to trampling old ladies and small children to get … More How To Show Gratitude

Stand With Paris

It was with a heavy heart that I learned this morning of the news in Paris. It is always difficult to hear news like this. My thoughts are with the people and families of Paris as they work to rebuild. The shop windows and streets can be fixed easily enough, but it will take much longer for their … More Stand With Paris