Gated Life Lessons

Gated Life Lessons

In Memoriam. Alan R. Cochran (1/3/1953-8/2/2018) Valued Client. More Valued Brother-in-law and Friend. For several summers, my family and I made trips to Hilton Head with my sister, Kathy, and her husband, Alan. On one trip, we had been to dinner together and were...
Power & Presence, Part 1

Power & Presence, Part 1

We live in a truly beautiful world full of goodness and life. One doesn’t have to look very far to find something to appreciate—friends, family, tangy yellow lemons, those elegant cats we call jaguars, moonlight, fast cars, folk music, kissing, and delicious tacos....
A Truly Generous Holiday

A Truly Generous Holiday

In the waning days of 2017 we have circled ‘round again into the season of celebration. Our neighborhood landscapes are renovated with twinkling lights, parades, and inflatable Santas. Our inner landscapes of the spirit often feel transformed as well, somehow more...
Receiving Autumn’s Gifts

Receiving Autumn’s Gifts

Don’t Miss Fall’s Gifts We enter more deeply into autumn this week and are at long last enjoying cooler temperatures and lower humidity. The leaves will soon turn and fall, repeating their yearly ritual of blaze, surrender, and release. Daylight grows...
We Belong to Each Other

We Belong to Each Other

This post comes on the heels of the tragic events earlier this week In Las Vegas. We offer these thoughts in solidarity with our grieving nation, and in honor of our Spartanburg community, the neighbors to which we most closely belong. There is no denying we live...