Make Time To Worry (video)

I wrote this today on a Zoom call with Rabbi Sharon Mars and her Congregants from Temple Israel of Columbus, during a conversation about Mussar and worry. After writing this, I see that many have suggested scheduling time for worry. There are many online resources for...

What Care Of Nature? [with video]

What Care Of Nature? Deer leap our fence, to graze the early springtime grass. I had missed how predictable their comings and goings, as if a daily commute from the Glen to our yards and back. Birds cross above, on flight plans I’d underlooked, with not prey in...

Tea Time

Is it just me, or does it feel kind of apocalyptic around here? What feels to you like a harbinger of the end? Politics? Virus? Environment? Buffoons? Markets? What are you doing about this crazy world? What are you doing about it? Here’s a suggestion. Make a...

Two Favorite Questions

When we turned 50, death was undoubtedly closer than birth. Any mathematician can multiply by two. And I’m not betting on living to my hundredth birthday. Even closer — closer than death — is the date when the world will stop seeing us. We will still...

The Second Arrow

When I dream I can fly, I awake buoyant, fresh from swimming in the air. Waking from nightmares is gruesome. My nightmares are either chase scenarios, where I am hunted, or failure scenarios, where I am ill-prepared, incompetent, or unethical. From those nightmares, I...

Listening As Meditation

John Cremer taught me about listening last week. I’d already learned about Active Listening. John raised the stakes. During his session on improvisation, he described the keys to improvisation on stage, in business, and in life. The first key was listening. (For...