Stories From The Tallgrass Prairie

Life | Creativity | Art

What Motivates Me

By |2019-03-11T21:12:45-05:00March 9th, 2019|

You live as if you were destined to live forever, no thought of your frailty ever enters your head, of how much time has already gone by, you take no heed. You squander time as if you drew from a full and abundant supply, though [...]

Loss & Renewal

By |2019-05-08T11:19:09-05:00January 26th, 2019|

Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the [...]

Time Enough

By |2018-11-19T09:55:47-05:00November 18th, 2018|

Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts. – Pema Chödrön Most days my morning begins the same. After rising, making of some coffee, letting the dog take care of some business, I do a little reading. Check the new [...]

In The Company Of

By |2019-02-03T10:37:13-05:00October 25th, 2018|

The soul does not grow by addition but by subtraction. -Meister Eckhart When we experience the death of a loved one it is like having a piece of our body ripped off. There is no immediate comfort that will ease the amount of pain one [...]

Embracing Moments

By |2018-10-10T17:49:09-05:00October 7th, 2018|

When you have seen one ant, one bird, one tree, you have not seen them all. -E. O. Wilson In today's hustle and bustle world, it seems to be to easy for our days to become filled with the hurriedness of life. Beginning with an [...]

Tread Lightly

By |2018-09-13T12:03:17-05:00September 12th, 2018|

When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves. -Viktor E. Frankl As I look back over years of my life I now recognize many of those years being based on productivity rather than meaning. Control rather [...]