What Does Valor Mean to You?

Valor. What does valor mean to you? The dictionary gives us a working definition: val·or    /ˈvalər/    noun  1. great courage in the face of danger, especially in battle. “the medals are awarded for acts of valor” I like the list of synonyms that accompanies the...
7 Principles of Bending, #2

7 Principles of Bending, #2

Resiliency is a process not a point. So often in coming back from a rough patch, you want life to begin anew on your timetable. You make a decision to move forward, but true resiliency or your “bend strength” is shaped over time and not in the today. Resiliency is a...
Locking Arms Against Cancer

Locking Arms Against Cancer

I detest cancer. Loathe cancer. I could list a number of abrasive words to summarize why I detest the invasive disease. I was 4 years old and sitting across the living room when I first witnessed someone die of cancer—my maternal grandmother. By my teens, uncontrolled...
“I Need a Caretaker”

“I Need a Caretaker”

There is just something about watching a hay bale birthed—freshly pressed from the wispy produce of the land. A baby bale all swaddled in stretch wrap or tucked in twine and ready for nourishing life in others. I salute the tireless farmers and ranchers of our world...