A funny thing happened on the way to the temple…

I was excited – but I had all the usual fears going on tonight. What if they don’t like me? What if I make an idiot of myself? What if they think I’m the Marla Singer of spirituality – a big tourist in a little Buddhist temple? As day seven of my #30daysofnewthings quest, I had planned to head out past Occoquan to a little Buddhist temple called “Ekoji”. I.. Read More

Would you save a life? Or wait for someone else to?

When I was still in college, my dad came back from a trip to Greece with a frightening story. He’d been taking the public transit there when the door of the metro style train door shut on his arm. Realizing he couldn’t get it loose, he started tugging and twisting away at it. Apparently the trains over there aren’t like the metro here, which he observed when it wouldn’t budge… Read More

#30daysofnewthings: inadvertent novelty ‘n signs

“Ashley,” I replied to the gentleman beside me, asking my name. I think he thought I was lying. We had both come to the same park and were having a chat through the windows of our cars. Although he’d invited me out to go feed some birds two feet away at the water, I was about to go on a run. So I told him I might swing by when.. Read More