About Me  

I'm joining Service Space because ... I want to be connected to others who are focused on the positive things that take place around us every day.

A good day to me is when ... I wake up.

My hero in life is ...Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

My favorite book is ...My Grandfather's Blessings

One thing I'm grateful for is ... a smile.


From The Stability Of Impermanence

Oct 15, 2019, 4 comments, 16 smiles [Below is a reflection that came up in our Laddership Circle, which I was encouraged to share with all of you.] For a year now, I consider a verse of the Tao Te Ching and adapt it into what I call a kindness poem. The practice is fairly simple, in that I will read a variety of translations of that week's verse and then quietly reflect on what the verse means to me in a context of kindness. I center my practice through the act of composing my poem. This past week, I reflected on Verse 52 and it is through my reflection, which also included some readings from our Laddership Circle, that I found the overlap. For context, here is Stephen Mitchell's interpretation of this verse of the Tao, Mitchell being widely considered to be a good translator: 52 In the beginning was the Tao. All things issue from it; all things return to ... Read Full Story

Inspiring Link

Aug 24, 2019, 2 comments, 5 smiles Just finished moderating Michelle Kinder's Awakin Call. What a great experience and joy it was for me to hear her practical suggestions for socially conscious leadership and ways parents and educators can prioritize the social-emotional growth of children!

My Weekly Meditation Practice That Involves ...

Apr 08, 2019, 2 comments, 2 smiles My weekly meditation practice that involves crafting a kindness-based poem inspired by a verse of the Tao Te Ching is up to verse 25. For anyone interested, I keep an archive of these at https://kindliving.net/tao.

As Part Of A Personal Meditation ...

Mar 29, 2019, 1 comments, 10 smiles As part of a personal meditation practice, each week I adapt a verse of the Tao Te Ching into a kindness poem. This week it's verse #24. For anyone interested, find them all at https://kindliving.net/tao.

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Mar 26, 2019, 7 smiles