Do you really thinkThat you will create a utopiaFor you and yoursAnd your social causeBy hating away the peopleYou don’t like?When has that ever worked?Read more "Hating your way to utopia"
What do the dawnFresh dewAnd a new marriageHave in common?Newness.New things are preciousPrecisely because they are new.Nothing stays still for longOn God’s green earth-Not timeNot circumstanceNot the very planet itself.Each day brings something newEvery minute irrevocably different fromThe one before.A storm eventually yieldsTo a new calm,Peaceful streams flow gentlyUntil they cascade into mighty waterfalls.Newness is […]Read more "Newness"
Her conversation led so easily To laughter, Her joy knocked me senseless Til I forgot my sadness And how heavy the week had been. Her hand was small And made me wonder How so much softness Could take residence on a palm. She felt like a Friday Like a load had been lifted By simply […]Read more "She felt like a Friday"
She never thought she would climb.She’d always watched her brothers climb-Climb treesClimb wallsClimb up to the roof of their dilapidatedChildhood homeAnd later she watched themClimb up ladders of successReaching ever higherAs though the gravity of their upbringingHad insulted themAnd they were hellbentOn teaching it a lesson.They climbed so highShe could barely recognise themFor while they […]Read more "On becoming middle class"
It’s essential. Domain knowledge is a gift. It’s how we advance in our field and in society. The insights and false steps of those that came before … On doing the readingRead more "On doing the reading"
When we go around the room and have each person introduce themselves, we’re burning time, attention and trust. 40 people: 45 minutes, gone. Worse—the… Respecting their timeRead more "Respecting their time"
Good ideas feel early. And late ideas are acclaimed by most of the reviewers with opinions that don’t actually matter. Part of our challenge is that … Great ideas always sound like they’re far too soonRead more "Great ideas always sound like they’re far too soon"
If we’re hungry, the obvious solution is to eat something. If we’re restless, it pays to get up and walk around. Is stress different? Along the way, … Solving for stressRead more "Solving for stress"
Following God is not a moral, Goody-goody exercise, A regimen of self-serving compliance, Seeking the right combination of good deeds, Abstinence and perfectly phrased prayers In order to ‘secure’ God’s blessing. No. It is the journey of a lifetime. It is finding what our hearts are continually longing for. It is stepping into satisfaction, Walking […]Read more "Too Easily Pleased"
Specificity is expensive.Risky evenClearly stating what you are going afterAnd taking a leap of faith to plunge into itPuts you on the spot,For you and everyone else to seeJust how you’re actually doing.And so, in defence,Its tempting to call yourself a generalistSomeone who paints with broad strokesHappy with whatever you getShowing up whenever you can.Though […]Read more "Broad strokes"