This journey we’re on
Looking at the many intersections in life and questions we face along the way.
Life, faith, stuff
LIFE. Each of our lives is a hero’s journey. We may not feel like it a lot of the time. Sometimes we forget what the quest is about. But we’re here, on Earth, on this journey.
FAITH. We are born with a hole — something missing. Then we spend much of our lives trying to fill that hole. Faith is essential in that process. Faith is the stepping out of where I know I am to place confidence in something I haven’t seen or tested yet. If we didn’t have faith, we’d never take risks.
STUFF. On life’s journey, we carry around stuff. Some of it is helpful, some of it holds us back. Some of it we hang on to because we don’t know how to put it aside.
THE INTERSECTIONS OF LIFE. The forks in the road where things get interesting and choices are made. Mostly small choices. Seemingly inconsequential. Until we one day realize that together all those little choices formed the fabric and pattern of our lives. Then we see that they made all the difference. It is here we see what we are made of or yet capable of becoming.
Riding the train across the USA: Part 6 — Plains, trains and a detour
We make plans and then life happens… A simple round trip becomes a multi-point journey covering new territory and fulfills an old wish.
Capturing family stories
Family history is quirky. You just never know what you’re going to find. It could be stories of growing up in the Depression or meeting Geronimo.
Riding the train across the USA: Part 5 — The one with cactuses and a moon
Another train, another journey. Crossing the West to the Pacific. And a chance to explore if I can actually get real work, building websites done on a train far out in the middle of brush and cactus country.
Reflections on a train journey
3232 miles of travel by train in 11 days. Stops in Washington, DC, New Brunswick, NJ, New York and Chicago. Unforgettable memories.
Expressing gratitude or “the rest of the story”
Our lives don’t play out in isolation. We each have people who are crucial at various points in our lives. Meet a couple of mine.
Riding the train across the USA: Part 1 — Little Rock, Arkansas — Washington, DC
Almost imperceptibly the train starts moving. Very gently it eases out from the platform. The adventure is beginnning.
“Cosmopolitan” is a _______ word
Recently I discovered that “cosmopolitan” apparently is a bad word to some people. Silly me, I always thought a cosmopolitan person was someone who’d been places, different cities, different cultures, different countries and who moved with ease in them all.