BOTH / AND

BOTH / AND at 12:15pm, i sit in my living room (same thing every day) at 4pm, something different every day (dancing in my living room yesterday, tai chi / qigong in my backyard today...naked feet,…


a whole world

even when feeling incomplete, a whole world unto oneself -- Brian Shircliff  


grief: because to return to old ways of life only leads to death

i grieve i grieve the ill the dead those who care for them for those who wish they did i grieve for ones who have not yet awakened that this is a brand new day but most of all i grieve my life, for…


DAY ZERO, YEAR ZERO

DAY ZERO, YEAR ZERO Something in me knew I needed to finish this book I had begun over a year ago . . . When We Rise by activist Cleve Jones. In it, Jones chronicles his ‘life in the movement’ for…


a new friend?

i enjoy one of winter’s last night-time skies a new season dawning arriving unfurling herself — life! and yet so much of me all human life (?) wants a bug to die (I fear it too) disrupting slowing…


Francis and the leper, an invitation to reflect these days of COVID-19

how much easier to understand… how profound it was for Francis to stop in the land outside the safe-walls of his village get off his high-horse draw near to a man — to this man who was made to……


the steady growth of life

to think that this year we’ll be better able to watch hear feel the steady growth of life everywhere ‘round, and within -- Brian Shircliff


push, push, push with all your lonely might

push, push, push with all your lonely might — or realize remember there’s a greater (earth)force behind you   -- Brian Shircliff


retreat, restore, re-vision...

As our Ohio governor was announcing wisely the closing of schools, we had decided to close VITALITY through at least March 23 with an aim toward health and safety for us all. And as I went outside to…


'a healer in every home'

Emergency room nurse Janet Mentgen knew that more was possible with her patients who were in terrible pain. So Janet studied with a medical doctor who was using hands-on healing techniques with his…