Did the universe perform a random act of kindness for me?

Ezine #9—When I sat in my seat on Flight 1126 very early last week, I thought, ‘What just happened? How did I possibly make this flight?’ But something made it possible. It’s been a week since the ordeal, and I’m still not sure. I feel a little like the disbelieving Dad in a sitcom who rents a house with his family, and the kids come running into his bedroom on the first night screaming. “A ghost is throwing books on the floor and … [Read more...]

Cracked wide open on Mankind Weekend

              I was cracked wide open—sensing things I usually don’t. Yesterday morning, I saw the pinecone on a blue ribbon that warns birds not to crash into our kitchen window as it fidgeted against the pane. I noticed the kitchen clock ticking. Mozart stopped me in my tracks. My world expands the day after I’ve staffed a New Warrior Training Adventure as I did this past weekend with … [Read more...]

Good Men Project — What to do before you complain

  Tim O'Connor understands 'You spot it, you got it.' What I complain about in others is in me.  (Originally posted April 30, 2013) Here’s a neat trick you can try next time you find yourself complaining about someone: After you’ve started spewing forth your judgments and opining about your target’s shortcomings, extend one arm and make a pretend gun as if you were five years old. (Guys will know instinctively what to do. Your … [Read more...]