Love Letter 30

Dear Tom, You’ve been gone a long time now it seems, and yet the tears still hover right near the surface ready to well up when I’m reminded of how wonderful you were – how much your life gave to everyone in it. All it took was your sister’s blog post tonight, all it took [Read More...]

Love Letter 29

I absolutely adore you – really it’s true. From the shape of your body, (I promise there was not one iota of creepy energy when I wrote that :-)) to the eager curiosity and care of your heart, to the kindness and loyalty you offer your friends (including me), to the sacrifices you make when [Read More...]

Love Letter 28

Dear Grammy, I’m writing this to you as part of a shared spiritual exercise with a blogger on the Pagan portal. I’m certain you, if you were today as you were in 1972, would not approve. But somehow I can’t help but think that if you were today as you most certainly would have become, [Read More...]

Love Letter 27

What a delight and a surprise to be writing this letter after all these years. It’s been hard to be so separated and to avoid the resentment that builds from misunderstanding but I had managed to do just that – assuming that what kept us apart was likely more my responsibility that anything else. And [Read More...]

Love Letter 26

It is perhaps true that I never loved you “like that,” whatever “that” means, but you should never take that to mean I did not or that I do not, love you. You and I crossed lives during times spent, in a cultural that drove a stake so deep in my heart I thought I’d [Read More...]

Love Letter 25

I love you. I really do. There you sat in our living room last night, (a place you have sat on other nights I should add), while I bounced back in forth between wanting to jump up and down screaming with delight seeing what you’ve become, and wanting to hang on your every word. You [Read More...]

Love Letter 24

Some days are hard to open up so I thought I’d pick someone easy to love today. Really, it is so easy to love you and there are good reasons for that. Your generosity of heart is just the place to start. It is enormous and it inspires me and it gives me hope. In [Read More...]

Love Letter 23

I am a lucky man. We’ve known each other our whole lives. There isn’t a time I know of that you weren’t in my life and that is a great thing. I love you for so many reasons – the way you spent hours and hours staring at the spider’s web in the Summer House [Read More...]

Love Letter 22

Every day is getting better. Each day we sing and its like the rhythms of creation are tuning us to one another. You know that our breathing starts to sync when we sing together. Brain waves settle in too. It’s more than a metaphor but it’s that too. We harmonize which I’m learning means that [Read More...]

Love Letter 21

A friend challenged me to write 90 love letters in 90 days. I’ve written them to my wife, to my grandchildren, co-workers, doctors, even to Robert Muller, (yeah, I know, it surprised me too). I heard some news about your future plans and this seems like the kairos for me to tell you how much [Read More...]

Love Letter 20

We’ve never met; you’ve heard of me and I’ve heard of you, but even without the requisite personal contact, it turns out I love you. I’m not kidding, I’m crazy about you. I’m hoping now that Michael clued you in, so you know this isn’t a creepy love letter from some sort of secret or [Read More...]

Love Letter 19

We’ve been at this a while – loving one another as Christ has loved you. When I think of where we began . . . how could we have known that such love would grow from there, that so much of our lives would be woven together? The love I have for you sweetheart runs [Read More...]

Love Letter 18

You are positively delicious, electrifying, and I love you. The passion within you stirs the passion in anyone who gets close enough to be lit up. Just look at your son, my God, what you see there is the result of sustained time in your presence. He doesn’t just live life, he wraps both arms [Read More...]

Love Letter 17

Dear Robert, This is a spiritual exercise so I thought I’d try and expand my horizons, see if I can open my heart to someone I might not immediately be drawn to. I heard you speak tonight at the Marin Speakers Series. We wanted to hear from the guy who “transformed the FBI” after 9/11. [Read More...]