Framing the Dialogue

Posts Tagged ‘journey’

A Walk Near the Woods

My strategy was to sleep in and conserve steps for the big adventure…only 640 steps and it was nearly   3:00 PM when we started.

We had a cool, but sunny hike which means we were chilled in the shadowy parts and warmed up a little in the open area. As we left on the hike I mentioned to my daughter that I thought that the numerous black bears in the area were probably not active yet. I was kind of joking, but we had seen bears on other hikes in the area. As we entered the park I noticed this big bear trap about thirty yards off of the road. Perhaps I had been wrong about not seeing any bears.

Cradle to Grave

My son recently bought a new bed. You’ll have to bear with me on this one, but I was thinking about that and its implications about growth and where we sleep or more importantly what we sleep on. He has lived on his own for years now, but still used his single bed much as he has since he was probably two years old. His move up to a double bed seemed like a life step. I know it’s just a bed, but think about what we sleep on.

Land of Lincoln

“No matter what your hobby is, Lincoln will likely pop up sooner or later.  If you’re interested in politics, war, civil rights, literature, economics, the law, religion, romance, human psychology, celebrity, or the infinite application of the graphic arts, then your interest will likely bring you into contact with Lincoln the politician, the commander in chief, the emancipator, the writer, the rhetorician, the free marketer, the lawyer, the martyr, the husband of Mary, the manic depressive, and the most celebrated and most graphically depicted man in American history.”

Quiet Strength

As someone who lives in Steeler Country I have great memories of Tony Dungy as both a player and a coach.  I think the best way to describe the impact that he had was the fact that he only played a few years here yet I remember his play.  It was always noted about how “football” smart he was and that he would certainly become a coach and though his playing career was rather short he soon became the coach of former teammates who were much older.  In Quiet Strength  Tony Dungy shares his journey as a player, coach, Super Bowl champion , and most important to him, father and man of God. 

The Council of Dads

Author Bruce Feiler shares his “lost year” in which he struggles to live through a rare and deadly form of bone cancer.   A full years lost from diagnosis by his doctor who noticed something unusual in one of his tests, months of chemotherapy, followed by extensive surgery and rehabilitation, followed again by chemo was his lost year. 

His lost year is his personal story of how he faces the fact that should cancer win, his twin three year old daughters are unlikely to remember him. 

“Cancer, I have found, is a passport to intimacy.  It’s an invitation – maybe even a mandate – to enter the most vital, frightening, and sensitive human arenas.”