Water is life

Got in the pool this morning smiling because the water was cool. “This is going to be great,” I thought as I pushed off from the wall, trailing a bucket of tired from not having slept well.

It takes me about eight lengths to find the rhythm. Even then I’m not in what many people refer to as “The Zone.” If that comes at all, it’s at about #25 or so.

I’m not actually swimming that many lengths. Just a few miles a week, really. But something I’ve noticed recently is making me hopeful: my injured right shoulder is doing much better because of the strength training I’ve been doing a couple times a week.

It’s good to see results.

The Law of 3

Appreciating what I’m learning from reading Cynthia Bourgeault and Richard Rohr.

Big, big heart

This story’s in a league of its own.

Seems to me a necessary read

Cooperative Wisdom: aptly titled and perfect for the political — and other — divides in our lives.

GIF win

If you saw them on TV, you’d agree whoever did this, rocked it.


This popped up in an email this morning. Made me smile.

“And the deepest level of communication is not communication, but communion. It is wordless. It is beyond words, and it is beyond speech, and it is beyond concept. Not that we discover a new unity. We discover an older unity. My dear brothers and sisters, we are already one. But we imagine that we are not. And what we have to recover is our original unity. What we have to be is what we are.” — Thomas Merton, Asian Journal

Best morning thing

Swimming my way into the day.