Trust with a Capital T

Establishing and maintaining trust is considered a crucial component in intimate relationships.  Relationship experts argue that without trust, no relationship will thrive, and very few are likely to survive.  Breaches… Read More

When the Rabbit Leapt

At the lake, there are dramas every day on and around the bird feeders, especially during the winter months.  In winter, the main bird visitors are chickadees, nuthatches, dark-eyed juncos,… Read More

Are You Grown Up?

“Why don’t you just grow up!”  Has anyone ever said this to you?  Have you ever said this to someone else?  Usually, someone says “grow up” in the context of… Read More

The Real Reason for Relationships

In the United States, there was an average of 6,200 marriages each day in 2019.  Last year 2.3 million couples got married.  The average cost of a wedding was $20,000. … Read More

Be Not Afraid

Back around the year 2000, I was building an addition to my lake cabin which consisted of a double garage and above it a master bedroom and bath.  The addition… Read More

The Three Practices

  A few years ago I was asked to officiate at a young couple’s wedding.  One of my responsibilities was to give a homily–a short discourse intended primarily for spiritual… 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
Relationships

The Sham of Falling in Love

A few years ago, I went through an ordeal when the woman with whom I was “in love,” told me she loved me but was not “in love” with me. … Read More