When I think of living a meaningful life, I think of a man named Tom who built a house in Sunzu Village, Rwanda. This house was perched perilously on the side of a mountain overlooking a lake and a volcano. He could have built this house quickly, however, he chose the slow pace. His neighbors […]

Harmony, Legacy, Meaning

September 15, 2022

A Meaningful Life

Dr. Pamela Pyle https://drpamela.com/ The Uvalde school massacre arrests our hearts and screams for our attention.  We cannot un-see the horrific recordings of grieving families juxtaposed by images of innocence—nineteen children and two teachers to be exact. Safe public places are now a misnomer. School buildings have become targets rather than training grounds. These out […]


June 1, 2022

A Physician Reflects on the Uvalde Massacre: Responding to Those Suffering Grief Caused by Violence

            It began with a small pinpoint of green at the tip of an otherwise brown stem. It was the shade of green that we associate with new life, bright, hopeful, and stretching to the sun in which it delights. I marveled in the truth of what I once thought dead, had life. I do not […]

Belief, Hope, Wonder

April 18, 2022

Hope For Your Best Death

We were on a three-hour road trip. My husband Scott was “driving” a self-driving car, our friend Jerry sat in the passenger seat, and I was in the back. Jerry was trying to reel in his fear from taking his first-ever ride in a self-driving car and tamp down his growing hunger as the aroma […]

Health, Wisdom

March 31, 2022

The Power of Multiple Options

In June of 2017, I visited the famous Western Wall in Jerusalem. On this beautiful, cloudless day, the sky a brilliant blue, the place was packed with pilgrims who had come to pray. With my head covered out of respect for the traditions of this sacred place, I approached the women’s side to pray with […]

Health, Wisdom

March 31, 2022

A Beautiful Plan: Ingredient #4

The Covid-19 pandemic may finally be slowing, but the pandemic has shone a stark light on one human problem that we’ll never escape. One day books analyzing the pandemic will fill whole rows in libraries, but no analysis can dim the glaring human condition that we must face—the fact that we’re all going to die. […]

Health, Wisdom

March 31, 2022

The Post-Covid World: Learning to Live with the Inevitable

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