Embracing Discomfort

You’ll learn, through these practices, to get good at discomfort, to show up even when you don’t feel like it, to stick to something even when the enthusiasm wanes, to not act on your urges right away, to enjoy any activity as a reward in and of itself.

Lazy Labor Day Weekend

Saturday afternoon I joined a local knitting club. I finally made the jump and packed up my knitting things, because the weekend meetings are just two miles from home. Some of the women there have been knitting for more than…

Knowing is Better than Wondering

Rewatching old Grey’s Anatomy episodes, came across one of my favorite Meredith monologues: A couple hundred years ago Benjamin Franklin shared with the world the secret of his success. Never leave that ’til tomorrow, which you can do today. This…

Hear, Smith of Heavens

This is the Icelandic music group Árstíðir, singing in a train station in Wuppertal, Germany. “Heyr himna smiður” (“Hear, Smith of Heavens” in English) is a 13th century Icelandic hymn. Historical info on the song: “Heyr, himna smiður” was written…

Confession of Saint Patrick

And there the Lord opened my mind to an awareness of my unbelief, in order that, even so late, I might remember my transgressions and turn with all my heart to the Lord my God, who had regard for my insignificance and pitied my youth and ignorance.

Mini Tour of Marshall Brewing Company

Today we toured Marshall Brewing Company, one the first Tulsa breweries to reignite the craft brewing scene in Oklahoma in 2008. We had the opportunity to meet Eric Marshall, the Brewmaster, and Wes Alexander, who gave an excellent tour and…