Memorial Day: Its Roots and Why They Matter

When told in all its truth, the story of how Memorial Day started in our nation is a piercingly beautiful glimpse into what it means to be human: sacrifice, honor, remembrance. But the story is largely ignored in our oral histories and history textbooks because it unveils unsavory details about our nation that many would rather keep hidden. I say, know the full truth so you can see the fullest measure of beauty in the story.

From the Other Side

Getting over the hill of loss and finding meaning in the journey is one of the most important experiences in my life. And it's one I continue to navigate as life works its way in and through me. We all need reminders that traveling our life's path takes us on twists and turns we never imagined we'd face. And yet in that we can find joy and light.