The Caretaker of Tree Palace: Chapter 7 – Dark Follows Light

#TeacherGuide for The Caretaker of Tree Palace For Discussion Why do you think this chapter is titled “dark follows light”? How do the other students perceive Doodles? How does Doodles perceive the other students? Who is correct in their perceptions? Explain. How would you describe the secretary’s perception of Curtis? How did your perception of... Continue Reading →

Perspective as Life

There’s a game I used to play when I was a kid. There’s not a name for this game, and I probably never told anyone I did it. If I did tell someone, they’d just think it was strange or they wouldn’t understand what I meant. But I played the game a lot. Every morning... Continue Reading →

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I listened to the Guardian's live YouTube coverage of the impeachment hearings today. This was the shot the camera was at the recess. It's an image to ponder. I'm #thankful for those who have the courage to speak up and was moved by Lt. Col. Vindman's opening statement.

Gratitude for Chairs

God and I have an inside joke about chairs. In the first year or so after I became a Bahá'í, I helped organize the Sunday devotionals program at the Dallas Baha'i Center. This was during the time when the Center was in a funky old house on Northwest Highway, not the big church that it's... Continue Reading →

woman speaks softly in a small room

In the middle of the night (in the aftermidnight, one might say) when I’m sleeping, I’m often awakened by words and phrases. The Night, in a basket full of dreams, delivers these sounds that wake me, and say, “Here, if you’ll take them, they are yours.” Some choices I have at that moment include: get... Continue Reading →

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