Swings

Some people have assumed I’m enduring a personal loss. I’m not. This storyline just sort of emerged, probably from the almost-daily death I witness at the hospital in our COVID times, and reflecting on the grief families are feeling, often accentuated during the holidays. 2020 can suck an egg.

RBG

Used a photo as reference to paint a digital tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

I was “joking” with my wife this morning, something to the effect of, “Arent dying people supposed to hang on to witness an event they’re really looking forward to?” Sigh. Wish you could have been around to see us try to get the ship righted. May we have the strength and courage to keep your light shining.

Opportunity

This is Richard Rohr’s list, originally created for men’s retreats. Five truths we must become awake to in order to truly “grow up.” Any hardship or trial is an invitation to remember these realities.