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Adios for a While

On this last, beautiful day of 2011, I’m saying goodbye to you, my dear readers, for a while. There’s a book to be written. There are personal assessments to be done. And in order for them to be done to the best of my ability, I need to disappear—sink into that thoughtful quiet space of […]

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Everything Keeps Happening

I don’t want to miss all of life’s intricacies. I want everything.  The pain, the sorrow, the happiness, the joy.  I accept it all. But I’m continually having to slow myself down.  To notice.  Pay attention.  See.  Hear.  Hold.  Touch. Especially now.  Always now. Mary Oliver says it superbly in “Both Worlds.”  It’s my gift—or […]

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How Does One Attain True Peace?

From my podcast of the same name. How can we attain true peace, especially this time of year, when responsibilities and family matters may be pressing.  What is the secret to acquiring true tranquility in the midst of chaos? I saw this quote at our friends’ house.  “Peace: it does not mean to be in […]

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When Do You Feel Most Alive?

Throughout the month of December, every once in a while, I’m going to post a transcript of a previous podcast (for those of you more inclined to read than listen).  The question that heads each post is for you to answer in your heart.  You might find these mental and emotional excursions a safe and […]

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A Selection of Words

Every once in a while, I let you take a peek into my journal, at the quotes I’ve been collecting.  Here are a few recent entries. “It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom.  It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.”  —Mohandas K. […]

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