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Distance Doesn't Stop Connection

 

May 15, 2020

A little less than two years ago I was a very different person, leading a very different life. Or at least something that resembled a life in a technical sense. At the end of my rope I decided to go out on a limb and start this blog. It’s goal was simple, to get me bac...

May 4, 2020

What trait would you thank someone for?

Think about it for a moment. If there was something you prized more than anything in a human being, what would it be? I’m sure there’s something in your mind already. What is it? Integrity? Joy? Kindness? Generosity?

What about can...

April 27, 2020

“Luke, you’re going to find that a great many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view.”

I’ve spent most of my life reflecting on various quotes from Star Wars. These words from the venerable Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi are no different. Actually...

April 22, 2020

Kristine Schaffer reached out to me. She wanted to talk to me about connecting with people, about bringing people together in a common cause. Kristine is a passionate volunteer. Spend any amount of time with this woman and her servant’s heart will shine brightly in fro...

April 14, 2020

The world changed. More importantly, all of our own little individual worlds changed.

In our daily lives all of us, each individual human being, are the sun of our own universe. This isn’t merely empowerment talk, or some revelation on the greatness of selfishness and g...

April 10, 2020

As a rule I prefer distance from people, which probably seems ironic to anyone reading a blog about connection. It’s not that I don’t love people. I actually love human beings a great deal, but I tend to admire them from afar. 40 years of accumulated scars have left me...

April 7, 2020

You meet someone new, not a particularly unusual occurrence. Pretty common actually, so much so that we have rituals surrounding it. Think about it. We have prescribed questions ready and waiting. Where are you from? What do you do? How are you? We even have ready to f...

April 3, 2020

Breathe.

It’s such simple advice. You perform the act naturally, without any active thought of drawing air into your lungs. And yet it’s also the thing we so often forget how to do.

During this time of social isolation and an uncertain economy, one voice has rang out abo...

March 31, 2020

I first met Jocelyn Ring as part of the original 100 Connections. She was a fascinating person who existed within the confines of social media, advocating for these ideas of truth and honesty at the core of finding identity that fascinated me. When you have the opportu...

March 23, 2020

The woman wore rubber gloves and a facemask in my local grocery store. It’s become an increasingly common site these days, not welcome, but common. She worked her way among the aisles, eyes sharp, consistently maintaining an appropriate distance from every person there...

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