Working with the nightmare

Four years ago, shortly after Trump’s inauguration, my neighbor slapped a bumper sticker on her car that read, “He’s not my president!”  The dismissive, liberal…
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Aim Small. Dig Deep.

Sure I want the thrill of traveling, the relief of a break from Covid monotony, the fun of loved ones’ company, and the delicious feast,…
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Taking Refuge in Books

Taking Refuge in Books Before 2021 sweeps me away, I’d like to pay tribute to the authors who grounded, inspired, and sustained me through 2020.…
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2020 Dreaming

The crises of our times are overwhelming. And Covid has tied our hands; we can’t offer solutions the way we’d like to, the way we…
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No Justice, No Peace

“No justice, no peace” is a metaphysical statement, a irreducible truth that describes how the world functions, with no exceptions. If a society is unjust,…
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A Place to Begin

The question that presses at me daily now is this: Will I allow myself to be changed for the better by this pandemic? Today? Even
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Welcome, Virus

So what can we do? We can accept these limits. We can release, again and again, our needs for security, affection, and control. We can…
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A Real Life

The interior life is a real life and it’s the life that continues. It’s powerful beyond imagining, especially if entered with love.
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Shattering Glass

Back then I called it “coming out.” Today I think of it more as a coming into consciousness.
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