Which Wolf Wins?
I tell an old story* every so often at camp. It’s a simple thing. But, like most good and simple stories, it opens our eyes to what is important. The funny thing is that, while I’ve told the story many times, I’ve never related it to what was probably it’s foundational story. The Two Wolves One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, j
Do It Yourself?
Outside of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City is a huge statue of Atlas, holding the heavens on his shoulders. If you don’t know the story, here’s a brief overview. Atlas was a titan, a race who preceded the Greek gods. The titans were big and powerful but had been overcome by the younger, more powerful and certainly more crafty gods. They didn’t like it and tried to overthrow everyone on Mt. Olympus. When the titan revolt failed, most were thrown in the pit of Tarsus,
Handing Him the Keys
Our oldest son heads to the DMV to get his learners permit in a few weeks. Assuming he’s successful, he’ll have 365 days of training behind the wheel before he does it... gulp... alone. His mother or I or a courageous grandparent will be by his side every second while he’s driving – which will be often. Cautioning words, an extra set of eyes, encouragement and (I pray) a lot of patience will flow from the more experienced hands to the learner. It’s a time of intense and impor