11
Nov 2019

A Journey Revisited

In the Fall of 2010 I’d reached a moment in my life and career where I felt the clothes finally “fit.” I also believed I had untied enough of the knots and untangled enough of the tangles of that life to be able to spin its various threads into yarns and weave those threads into what I hoped would be an interesting tapestry.
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27
Oct 2019

Gratitude, Grit, and Grace Concert #7

The first song on this final Podcast of the Gratitude, Grit, and Grace Concert is called “I’m Home.” “Home” has been described in many different ways. It is “where the heart is.” It is that place where people have to take you in. It was something to step off the stage at Benaroya Hall after this concert and have faith that I was finally home.
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20
Oct 2019

Gratitude, Grit, and Grace Concert #6

Life consists of a number of circles and spirals. Each morning we welcome and new day. The earth finishes going around the sun and a new year begins. TS Eliot proclaimed, “We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”
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13
Oct 2019

Gratitude, Grit and Grace Concert #5

There may be nothing more cleansing – more healing – than simply speaking and sharing truth.
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7
Oct 2019

Gratitude, Grit and Grace Concert #4

Some of the most familiar words in the English language are from the New Testament. “And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
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20
Sep 2019

Gratitude, Grit and Grace Concert #3

I have come to trust the idea that we can live a meaningful life if we live that life with an attitude of gratitude – if we are willing to offer grace and accept it from others as well as ourselves – and if we have the grit to keep going even in and through our darkest times.
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14
Sep 2019

Gratitude, Grit and Grace Concert #2

As I continue to talk about family secrets and share experiences of facing my deepest fears and learning to love myself, I want to take a moment and say how much I love my folks and my brothers. My dad was and remains one of my lifelong heroes.
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6
Sep 2019

Gratitude, Grit and Grace Concert

Beginning in 2011 I shared the story of my life and career around 49 virtual campfires. The 49th campfire was “lit” in front of family and friends at a concert at Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle in May of 2017.
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23
Aug 2019

Graduation Celebration Part Ten - Let Love Go Forward

At its best among the gifts that higher learning affords us is the time and the chance – in a safe and challenging environment – to grapple with essential existential questions: who are we – why are we here – what are we meant to do with our lives-
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