I’m Younger Than That Now

My son texted me last night and said, “We have some really big news.” This is life; we are born and given a name without our approval, then we fall in love and marry, have children, who then leave and have their own children, and only then are we empowered to rename ourselves. This is our chance to correct all the misconceptions of the past. I love the idea of second chances. Especially if your last name is Light and your parents named you Bud…you want a do over. And this is a universal truth across generations. We want a … Continue reading I’m Younger Than That Now

100 Years of Furious Indifference

My maternal grandmother died three years ago, January 20, 2011, at the age of ninety-nine. She would have celebrated her 100th birthday May 1st, 2011 so I’m rounding to 100. I miss her…miss seeing her, hearing her laugh, gathering counsel from her like a bee gathering pollen, sometimes even unaware that I was growing wiser just by being with her. G. K. Chesterton, the British writer and Christian commentator, defined spiritual courage like this: “Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live, taking the form of a readiness to die. “He that will lose … Continue reading 100 Years of Furious Indifference