Announcing New Threads For . . . .

By Tuesday, December 16, 2014 0 0

"Be A Giver" t-shirt. However, this is not James. I actually haven't met this man. James, a new subscriber to Diamond-Cut Life,  has won a 541 Threads t-shirt, made in the U.S. James found my blog by listening to me being interviewed on Sprocket Podcast.  It's great fun for me to talk with co-hosts Brock Dittus and Aaron Flores ...

What Shall We Pledge Allegiance To?

By Thursday, December 11, 2014 5 0

Normally at this time of year I write about celebrating the holidays in ways that make us rich in what matters. You may be familiar. Best low-cost and no-cost holiday gifts. How to break the rules at Christmas. Christmas as community, not stuff. But today -- this week -- something is looming larger than the holidays, for ...

Recommended: “Glimpsing Heaven”

By Thursday, December 4, 2014 7 0

People who are rich in what matters usually have a spiritual side. I do. It’s a sense, joyful or at least satisfying, of being connected to something greater than ourselves. Taken a step further, this connectedness doesn't end with the death of our physical bodies. It's lodged in our souls, our consciousness that doesn't just survive after physical ...

New Threads For Jen P.

By Tuesday, December 2, 2014 0 0

Jen P, a longtime subscriber to Diamond-Cut Life , has won a 541 Threads t-shirt, made in the U.S.  Jen is a warm, vivacious person who is unusually rich in what matters. I know this about her because we both go to the same neighborhood church here in Southeast Portland. She is bilingual and for years has supported Manos ...

Secret For A Happy Thanksgiving

By Thursday, November 27, 2014 0 0

Happy Thanksgiving! At their best, holidays bathe us in connectedness, making us rich in what matters. Or, during the holidays we can bolt from being present in a hundred ways. And we don't even know we're doing it. Bolting is about fleeing discomfort. Bolting makes us less connected. It makes us poorer in what matters. In many cases it involves eating, drinking or spending too ...

Passion, Lost And Found

By Thursday, November 20, 2014 4 0

Passion is a key way of being rich in what matters. When we're passionate, we're connected to our life's purpose. We're on track. Most likely, we're contributing.Do you ever get separated from your passion? I do.  I've been passionate for seven years and 626 posts about writing this blog. But I've been discouraged about readership for some ...

Ten Ways To Stay Warm During Arctic Fronts

By Thursday, November 13, 2014 4 0

Streets icy as skating rinks and other Arctic front symptoms have gripped my hometown and much of the country today. How are you staying warm? How much are you spending to do it? How much is the earth spending to do it? I had considered posting today on the historic, heartening climate change agreement between the U.S. and China to reduce emissions.  But, Bill McKibben of ...

And Now, New Threads For . . .

By Tuesday, November 11, 2014 0 0

Jenny, a longtime subscriber to Diamond-Cut Life , has won a 541 Threads t-shirt, made in the U.S.  After Jenny chooses her t-shirt and DCL pays for it, 541 Threads will donate five meals to food banks that feed hungry people. They’ve fed more than 36,000 folks to date. I really love that about them. Giving makes us rich in ...

Hurt. Heal. Repeat.

By Thursday, November 6, 2014 5 0

When we’re rich in what matters, we’re engaged with life. We’re leaning into it, we’re giving and receiving, we’re connected rather than isolated. Then, we have a loved one die, and we hurt like bloody hell. It’s a universal experience that none of us can escape. Or, a loved one rejects or abandons us. We stagger around, ...

New Threads For . . . .

By Monday, November 3, 2014 0 0

Danielle, a new email subscriber,  has won a 541 Threads t-shirt, courtesy of Diamond-Cut Life. I've gathered from Danielle that she plans to give the t-shirt she's won to a friend. Sharing rocks. It makes us richer in what matters. I haven't met Danielle, but I like her. After Danielle chooses her t-shirt and DCL pays for it, 541 ...