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She Was Terrified Her Entire Life

IMG_0235 She was terrified her entire life. And I mean terrified. My mom loved going out more than anything in the world. Yet on her last outing—dining in front of the water’s edge, followed by going for her beloved Carvel—because it had gotten dark on the way for her sundae, she wouldn’t look at her […]

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Funk Almost Sliced His Ear Off

We were having SO much fun! And then Funk killed it. I recently visited my Aunt Jan and Uncle Carl—the last of my elder relatives. We met at a restaurant and then followed their son’s car back to the Airbnb where they were staying. The bonfire pit in the backyard called to my cousin Chris […]

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A Time for Gratitude

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. My version of the holiday. A time to celebrate with the family I’ve created—community, if you will—and recognizing the gifts Mother Earth has provided. Show my gratitude for those treasures, and for having people to share them with. Because really, what’s the use of having anything […]

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Meanness is a Weakness

Unnecessary meanness. Born, I believe, of the great change that’s taking place on the planet. The paradigm shift. That’s bringing with it all the intensity, fear and violence that occurred in the 60s—the last time the collective underwent a revolution. At 63 years old, I’ve learned a few things about myself. I am introspective, sensitive, […]

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Discrimination – A Weapon To Kill Without Bloodshed

Weird-ass sign. The notice was posted on the wall to the left of the toilet, “Please refrain from flushing feminine products, personal/baby wipes, or other foreign objects down toilets.” Upon the first read, the sign seemed innocuous enough. Who wants to pay money to fix a clogged toilet? But each time I read it, the […]

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A Trip To Maine

Camping in a hurricane. Our trip to Maine was planned last Spring, long before there was a glimmer of the hurricane to come that August. My friends of 50 years—who basically have the same personalities dating back to when I was 12 years old—decided to proceed with the trip anyways. I mean, die here, die […]

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Grief – Love’s Shadow

Grief can turn into poison. “We grieve the loves we’ve lost. We grieve our abilities vanishing through age. We grieve our children leaving home. We grieve the paths we didn’t walk. We grieve the family we never had. [We grieve what could’ve been.] In our culture, we are deeply unskilled with grief. It can feel […]

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Beautiful The Children

She slipped her hand in mine On my left I looked down To innocence That face Sun-filled Smiling up at me I died to be living Couldn’t resist but bend, pull her into my side To laugh While hugging her And kissing her on the forehead Thrilled Her being That slight hand embraced with mine […]

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Ease The Soul

Words to ease the soul as we spin towards whatever change is happening to us on the planet. “You went to a strange land searching For a truth you felt was wrong That’s when the heartaches started Though you’re where you want to be You’re not where you belong When your love has moved away […]

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Rumi – A Spiritual Helper

Crowing comes from the rooster Morning comes from God. I wish I said that. But I didn’t. That’s Shams Tabriz’s astuteness. I recently discovered Rumi—that bigness brought to me by spiritual helper and new friend—and so it is apropos that Shams is Rumi’s friend. Coleman Barks’ Soul Fury, says, “Love, together with kindness … are […]

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