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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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One More Morning

At Least Raymond Carver I want to get up early one more morning, before sunrise. Before the birds, even. I want to throw cold water on my face and be at my work table when the sky lightens and smoke begins to rise from the chimneys of the other houses. I want to see the […]

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My Offering, My Song

irreverent baking I should be upstairs with the others, drumming up ways to heal the world, save the animals, pray for water in a far-off continent, devote the remainder of my days to a catalog of restorations. But this morning, it was the matter of scones that drew my gaze, and my feet remained planted […]

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It’s Easy To Miss Something You’re Not Looking For

Remember the lovely Naomi Shihab Nye poem I posted last Monday, about missing an opportunity because you’re blind and deaf to it? Well, here’s another test.  You get another chance.  Wink, wink. Please stop reading by the end of this paragraph if you truly want to challenge yourself.  If you read any further, it’ll spoil […]

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Momma Zen Does It Again

In January, while the cold wintry winds blew the snow into higher mounds outside, I holed up in a local coffee shop and read an advance copy of Karen Maezen Miller’s new book Hand Wash Cold: Care Instructions for an Ordinary Life. I didn’t know what to expect, except as most of you know by […]

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