RALPH CISSNE

Motherhood and the Ecstasy of Being

Motherhood and the Ecstasy of Being

Two mothers gave me the life I know. The mother who birthed me taught the value of strength and the power of forgiveness. My spiritual mother, aunt Joan, taught me to live in the moment and to honor the divine feminine. The confluence of these two wise women opened my...
Precious Moments and the Gifts of Fatherhood

Precious Moments and the Gifts of Fatherhood

I showed my nine-year-old granddaughter a photograph of a plate of artful Christmas cookies. “I did not eat one,” I confessed. “Can you believe that?” She looked skeptical. “No,” she said. “You probably ate them all.” I laughed. She knows me too well, but in that case...