Bring Light

Bring Light

This week fires have burned more than 1 million acres in Oregon and more than 422,000 people live in evacuation zones. Scores of these have been evacuated to places around and beyond our state. Entire towns have been decimated by the fires. So many people have lost...
To Mask or Not to Mask

To Mask or Not to Mask

Isn’t it remarkable how divided we can become over a piece of cotton or cloth? I mean, seriously, the whole mask debate is hot. Depending upon where you are in the country, it rages as hot as the fires blazing through the western states. Indeed, in one Whole...
We Do Not All Agree…

We Do Not All Agree…

Judgment is in the air. “To mask or not to mask.”  “Black lives matter.” “All lives matter.” “Coronavirus and COVID-19.” “The Election.” “Defund Police.” We do not all agree.  Haven’t we seen this?   With differing viewpoints come judgments – there’s a tendency...
Building Community Across the Distance

Building Community Across the Distance

Are you feeling isolated? Alone? There are ways to find creative community. In their commons, one HOA began to meet weekly. They kept distance, sitting in chairs or on blankets around the commons. But could talk and sing across the distance. They each brought their...
A Simple Conflict went South

A Simple Conflict went South

Spend any time with members of an HOA (Homeowners Association) Community, and I guarantee you’ll hear stories of conflict. It seems you put people in close proximity with other people and the result is challenge of every variety.  Stories abound from various HOA...