Healing the Divide

A friend asked what I thought was the biggest problem in America. Without hesitation, I answered that it was our inability to discuss issues with civility and respect. I have no doubt that the problems facing our country today could be solved if we could just talk to ...

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The Art of Not-So-Successful Meditation

My brain is almost NEVER still. I can’t even drink with any significance; once the booze is in, my filters are thrown to the wind, and everyone within a fifty mile radius knows exactly how much my brain isn’t still.  Also, how strong my filters are when I'm not...

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My Grandmother’s Hands

My grandmother loved through her hands. Where my grandfather’s hands were as rough and calloused as the work he did, my grandmother’s were as soft as the fine thread of her crochet. She loved through her hands. Through laying her fragile, gnarled, and blue-veined hand...

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The Dream, the Doubt, and the Dance

One of the first things I realized when I really began my work toward Life 2.0 was that I wasn’t really doing any work toward that dream life I wanted. I have a full-time job, but it isn’t my passion. My dream life consisted of supporting myself through writing,...

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Finding that One Square Inch

Everyone should watch something die at least once in his life.  The sun, clearly hung over,  had barely raised his bald head from the pillow of the horizon when I experienced my first death of the day. Brow furrowed,  I had been writing outside before dawn. It...

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Domains of Life and Finding a Starting Place

If we’ve looked at our current circumstances and realize it’s not where we want to be, where do we start? We could, as Wayne Dyer said, "live from the end"(1), that is, act as if we are already living in our ideal circumstances.  I am fairly certain that I have...

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It’s Never too Late to Have a Happy Childhood

“Your job is to play.” A nurse was speaking to children in an attempt to round them up and get them outside. "My job is to take care of you, but your job is to play." Funny how, as adults, our own play gets buried under work, under bills, under medical emergencies and...

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