Monday, November 18, 2013


It was while we were on a Segway tour of Oakland that I saw this Christmas tree being installed. I found it odd that they'd place it so close to palm trees. Everyone knows that palms and pines don't mix. 

But the contrast is beautiful. Like the contrast of laughter after tears, or peace following conflict. 

I'm going to stop trying to make sense of this and just enjoy it for what it is: beautiful. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013

remain committed

I'm on day 17 of a 20-day cleanse. 

This bowl is on the table at our staff meeting. 

Oh! To outlast my impulses!

I wonder if this is what is meant when scripture mentions "temptation"?