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Have You Ever Experienced a Pivotal Moment in Your Life?

From my podcast of the same name. Today we’re talking about pivotal or defining moments in our lives.  Singular or plural.  Have you ever experienced one?  If so, was it painful or exhilarating?  How did it change you? Maybe you’ve never labeled your aha moments as such—pivotal—but we all have moments where our vision has […]

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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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Ode to Joy

From Immortal Beloved, the movie.  If you haven’t seen it, you must.  This is my favorite clip.  Perfect for this time of year.  Or any time of year. To think that Beethoven was deaf when he composed such exquisite music!  I can’t get over that. [Post image: Gary Oldman as Ludwig van Beethoven in Immortal […]

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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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Nodding Silently

From Wendell Berry’s “Sabbaths 2000, II” in Given: Poems. [Post image: Winter Walk by Alfi007 on stock.xchng]

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