I listen intently to life’s conversations to hear in the brokenness and the beauty, the mystery and the emptiness, what makes us whole. Ever since childhood I have sought meaning; I wrote fiction to understand the incomprehensible. In adulthood I have crafted essays and sabbath meditations that cast light and invite illumination. We move in all the light we have and when there isn’t much, it becomes all the more critical to be a lamp. The paradox we inhabit of immeasurable planetary suffering and unspeakable beauty, grace and joy call for living with coherent intention—choosing what connects us to one another, to the ground of being with consistency and integrity. It is that lifelong endeavor, often challenging, sometimes immobilizing, that occasions this website. With it, I will share my effort to live with coherent intention, to choose what connects as best I can. We long to be of use, to live our gratitude, and answer the call to joy, and in so doing, we become a lamp that allows us to carry our light into the world.