Embracing the Phases of Our Lives

“To reach a port, we must sail — sail, not tie at anchor, sail not drift.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Certainly, I’ve broken every rule of blogging: Not posting regularly, not promoting myself, not figuring out how to drive more traffic, hits, comments, and interactions. So be it. Life has thrown other things my way... Read More

Remember: It’s Only Temporary

Our youngest child, a boy, is smack-dab in the middle of his Terrible Twos. Over the past month or so, he has come into his own quite nicely in this regard. Why is it that the third child is so unlike the first two? Granted, there are four years in-between he and his sister (our middle child) and time has that unique way of helping you forget life’s day-to-day memories, but... Read More

Many Paths, Same Destination: On Overcoming the Divisiveness of Religion

“Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.” ~ Mohandas Gandhi File this post in the “Pink Elephant In the Room” drawer. Or even the “Topics Never to Talk About” one. This post will either strike a chord — or a nerve. Here goes… Stop for a moment and consider... Read More

Does Your Defining Moment Still Define You?

space A few weekends ago, I ventured off with my oldest son to Cub Scout camp. Into the woods we went, joining other Scouts and moms and dads in all kinds of fun and learning; sleeping in themed bunk houses, we traded volleys of innocent “thievery” as we tried to outdo the other bunk house in capturing each other’s flags and “loot”. From swimming to... Read More

Birthdays, World Views and the Game Plan to Bring it All Home

[Editor's Note: This could be the most personal post I've ever written. Forgive the number of "I"s throughout. But it's my hope you might connect with this in some way and use it to help yourself navigate similar hurdles in your life. Transparency and authenticity are important to me.] “The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.” ~ Buddha Yesterday was my... Read More

What is More Important: The Means or the End?

Coming off the comment thread of the Frivolous Fifty post, I’ve been having some good discussions with¬†a few people¬†that has me thinking about what matters most: the end result of what we’re working towards or the means by which we get there? It also has me wondering about you — the readers of The New Pursuit. Why have you chosen to spend time with my writing?... Read More