Inauguration 2017: A Primer

January 17, 2017 | Tags: , , , , ,

The upcoming presidential inauguration has raised more than a few questions for me: How do I “show up” for the inauguration of a president who refuses to see me except through lenses of diminishment and mockery? And How do I bear witness to the peaceful transfer of power that our democracy requires when I am […]

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Standing Still

December 30, 2016 | Tags: , , , , ,

Solstice: Sun Standing Still What pulls the reluctant sun up on a winter solstice morning?             Determination?             Longing? Habit?             Love? Ritual? Need?  An ancient question no longer asked now that we know nothing moves the sun. It is we who spin and circle at a 23.5 degree angle turning us (in the north) away from the […]

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The Fresh Air of Forgiveness

October 13, 2016

The signs of our nation’s ill health are mounting in the United States right now. Our political discourse seems to be on a freefall to all-time lows, and the nation has been poignantly diagnosed as suffering from any number of grave maladies including: a failure of the heart and “serious sceptic systemic racism;” and a malignant […]

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Unity in a Time of “Us vs. Them”

September 22, 2016 | Tags: , ,

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase each other doesn’t make any sense.                                   ~ […]

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