I have epiphanies in the bathtub. Really, really important ones that shock me right back into breathing. Because sometimes I forget to breathe, particularly during stressful days like today. Not breathing is one… Read More →
Yesterday’s trek through the ghetto left a lingering question running through my mind. I probably would have been able to ignore it, except that this afternoon, I received the following e-mail. It is… Read More →
We are in Gatlinburg this week. Today was our first full day here, and we’ve got loads of interesting and wonderful things planned. This morning, for instance, we went ziplining down 9 lines… Read More →
This morning, we went to Cheekwood Botanical Gardens with three little friends. Cheekwood is a beautiful, peaceful place full of meticulously maintained gardens that are stunningly beautiful regardless of the time… Read More →
Stores that matter are stories that make me feel, invigorate me or serve as a call to action for me. Stories that matter are stories that awaken my spirit to issues, be they spiritual, emotional, moral, social or a combination. Stories that matter are stories that call all my emotions into play: sadness, anger, grief, happiness, despair, joy, etc. Stories that make me think. Stories that provide me with indulgences, like romance, but that, at their core, have something important to say. Some stories are written with the intent of providing the reader with an escape from real life; stories that matter, however, are written to make readers --more aware-- of reality; to provoke compassion and empathy, love and hate, anger and grief. Stories that matter are the occurrences, catastrophes, triumphs, frustrations and joys of every day life: welcome to my collection of thoughts, feelings, idiosyncrasies, hopes and dreams---collectively known as Stories that Matter.