The End of Baseball Peace in 2016

There’s nothing to say, since it’s all over, and there’s everything to say, since the Cubbies won. It was, from all reports, a great series. The teams were well matched; good baseball was played; and the longest drought in baseball history was ended.

Peace happened. Even for folks like me who barely know that baseball is a thing. And now, for a while it isn’t and won’t be…

With the superbowl safely in the future, we can all fret about the election. I keep breathing, keep trying to find the Peace in the now, knowing what ever happens we will have much Peacing to do. Peace be with us all.


A Gift of Life and Peace

A guy who coaches kids’ baseball is going to give one of his players a kidney. Yesterday, woman I know raced to save a child from drowning.

We hear all these stories of humans being downright nasty to one another, and yet, and yet… so often we’re so much better than that. People are good people all the time. Everyday heroines. Everyday heroes.

When these things happen we need to stand up and cheer. We need to lift up the good stories and celebrate them. We’re so quick post negative and whiny stories on social media. And, although I know that a lot of us take joy in cute cat videos, those vids don’t encourage us to do what we can. And as the beloved June Jordan says, “More than that, what can anyone ask?”

This guy is a match and he’s willing to do it for a child he likes. And she will live to play ball another season. This woman was in the right place and saw what happened. Sometimes Peace is just as simple as that. Let’s give thanks. And let’s explore where we’re called to be everyday heroes and heroines. And let’s support each other as we do. Together, we can.