What Matters Today: The ‘Who’

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? So much time has passed between the last time I’ve written and this present moment and so many things have happened in my life and in the world beyond in that span, yet it all compresses into a single frame that is just barely in focus. I can recall…

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What Matters Today: Time

It’s the thing we want the most of, yet the thing that slips away all too quickly. It’s the thing we hope slows when we are enjoying it, yet the thing we hope speeds up when we no longer wish to endure it anymore. It’s amorphous, yet measured. Finite, yet infinite. This is what we…

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What Matters Today: Power

There was light, the soft glow of the lamp in the corner of the living room serving as an ember as the storm-darkened sky quickly stole away the day’s remaining light. There was the soft hum of ceiling fans, the refrigerator going about its daily work, the steady voices of evening news anchors filling us…

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What Matters Today: Past, Present, and Future

Does it ever cross your mind that the present we are currently living was once a future that we couldn’t yet envision, and will some day be a past that we will reflect upon? It certainly runs through my mind every now and then. When it does, I can recall being ages 5, 10, or…

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What Matters Today: A Morning Run

There’s nothing like summer to me. The brilliance of the sun, its peak position in the sky. The blue of the dome that arches overhead, the white ice cream-swirl clouds that sometimes fill it. The heat, the warm air that feels like the oven left on in the home of the world. The sunrises and…

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The Thief

Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. She doesn’t know whether to think of the sound as an explosive awaiting the perfect moment to detonate, or to think of it as exactly what it is. The ever-familiar sound of the clock marking the passage of time.…

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