Boundaries 1: Strawberry Jam

Since I began this blog I’ve wanted to write about boundaries, not only because I myself am trying to develop better ones, but also because it seems to me boundaries are a large part of what’s broken in our culture. We’re all aware of headlines from all over the world about human rights, ethnic and […]

Boundaries 2: Furry Pickles

This is the second of I’m not sure how many blogs about boundaries. See last week’s post for the beginning of the discussion! Today the aspect of boundaries I want to explore is the one I have the most trouble with. This aspect concerns managing boundaries with people we love. Continuing with our metaphor of food […]

Leave It Better Than You Found It

I read an article about using this holiday season to clean up messes, not just physical messes, but relationship messes. This struck me because one of the things my mother taught me, both by example and frequent repetition, was to leave the planet better than I found it. Not fixed or transformed, but a little […]