Use your words

What did you do? Do something!  I keep hearing this plea and this question. I’ve come to understand them as the voice of my ancestors and my descendants. They feel like a call to action, but what action? What can I really do? I live in a quiet town in the Midwest. There are occasional […]

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Vacation Instructions

1.  Ground Paddle to the shore Leave the swift current behind Feel your feet on solid earth Remember firmness, foundation, stillness, self 2.  Be Present Notice that the scenery that has been a rushing blur Now comes in to sharp focus Steady, solid Green on green on green 3.  Integrate Find a quiet spot. Sit. […]

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We Can Do This Much

I’m home again. Barely. Not quite 24 hours as I write this. Still in the after-aura of the intensity of an intensive. My house looks only vaguely familiar to me. I’ve forgotten (temporarily I hope) where some of the neighborhood landmarks are. Mythic space is real. And it lingers. Almost two weeks ago I was […]

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The Fullness of the Year

My birthday is in just a few days — and every year I am reminded what it means to be a child of this season. We summer babies are born into a time of ripening. The longest days and the shortest nights, the warm winds and the cool rains, the sweat on the skin and […]

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Time-traveling care packages

Lately life (or, rather, my brain) has been doing that thing that it does, where it feels like joys are more fleeting than they used to be, and dark moments are deeper than I remember them having been in the past. I don’t think this feeling is rooted in reality, except that of course a […]

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Falling

I stand mesmerized by the endless cascade of water dancing it’s way down the 215 foot cliff at Taughannock Falls State Park, blinking as the misty breath touches my face and collects on my eyelashes. I am blinking tears too. Tears for the beauty of this place, spring time magic of the force of green […]

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