Surrender

The word “surrender” can be a very provocative word. In the context of personal growth, I’ve had some discomfort with that word in the past. I believe that much of my discomfort came from both a bias I had with the meaning of that word, and with my desire to be in control. After taking …

Shadow and Flame

That title, “Shadow and Flame”, may sound a little familiar to you if you’ve read Tolkien. It’s the description that he gives to the Balrog, demons who had fallen from previous grace and corrupted in ancient times. It’s wonderfully evocative, providing an immediate visual and uses the words in a complementary fashion, to support this …

Giving & Getting Support

My professional life has been centred around “problem solving” and providing support to people, primarily regarding technical issues. Not to over-generalize, but I think that is a common path for many men - that role of “fixer” that we either gravitate to, or are directed towards. For myself, I’ve come to see how fixing “something” …