Category Archives: Matters of Spirit

Today is the greatest

Ten years ago today, I couldn’t stop thinking about the people. I walked into my classroom, and my coworker asked if I had heard. He gestured to the television in time for me to see the second crash happen. I spent the day and night wondering how much pain a soul has to be in to hijack and crash a jet, what the terror must have been like for the passengers on those flights, how much confusion and fear must have been felt in those towers. And the children. The children there, the ones who’d lost family, and the ones in my classroom. How could anybody wver explain to them what was happening? Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, from the Isle of Misfits!

I’m going to teach my kids when they come home today, that Christmas is all about Presence. You are present with the people you love, you feel the presence of those whom you cannot be with. Presence is more than just the physical body – presence is a state of mind, a state of being. Continue reading

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