The Truth About Lying

Four-year-old Billy stealthily creeps into the kitchen.  His target: the cookie jar,              beckoning him from a few feet away in the corner on the… Read More

Teaching Spirituality to Children: Part II

In Teaching Spirituality to Children: Part I, we explored the meaning of spirituality and its active expression through ceremony and storytelling.  In this post, we look at prayer, meditation, and… Read More

Are You Listening?

“On the tumble-down farm on the side of the hill lived a rooster called Rickety Rackety because he made a terrible racket from night till noon.”  So writes Jan Wahl… Read More

Noisy, Rude and Reckless

The day after Thanksgiving I invited my neighbor over in the evening for a glass of red wine and some cheese and crackers.  He is a relatively new neighbor who… Read More

Junk or Treasure?

This is the second of a series of articles I am writing that feature the poetry of Shel Silverstein from his books Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in… Read More

The Path of the Tricycle

Several years ago when I was living in Fargo, North Dakota, and frequently walking from home to work, I observed an event that I have never forgotten.  It was a… Read More

The Marshmallow Studies

In a previous article “Are You Grown Up?” I introduced the Four Tasks of growing up.  In this article, I write about the task of undisciplined to disciplined.  As I… Read More