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Like Seeds

From Mark Nepo’s The Book of Awakening. Isn’t that a lovely realization? [Post image: Dandelion 2 by saavem on stock.xchng]

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The Girl in the Garden

Recently, I received an email from a former student who had lovely things to say about her memories of my classroom, but who was also a few days away from her debut novel’s publication day—always exciting…and a bit surreal.  I’m excited to introduce both the novel and the author to you.  I’ve already read the […]

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Wild Goose Festival 2011

Where do I begin?  What a wonderful event!  [Thanks to all the creators, organizers, speakers, and volunteers—it’s a job well done!] The Goose, modeled after the long-running Greenbelt Festival in the UK, was an attempt to gather people of all walks of life together, in one place, knowing not everyone would agree, but encouraging amicable […]

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Shoveling Snow with Buddha

I’m away for the weekend, attending (and speaking at) the Wild Goose Festival in NC. I laugh every time I read this poem.  It’s so delightfully simple in its storytelling, yet so profound.  May we all live life so well! Here’s “Shoveling Snow with Buddha” by Billy Collins: Isn’t that great?  I love what Collins […]

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