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life spirituality

Winning the Lifeform Lottery

Among millions of living possibilities, we have somehow been granted this opportunity to be a human being. Sure we humans tally in the billions, but do you realize that for each one of us during the span of our lifetime there will be perhaps 100 billion other non-human living beings (not even counting bacteria, viruses, […]

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Sailing

Charting a New Course

When I was about ten years old, my father had returned to the states and bought a small 18 foot wooden sailboat which he launched onto Lake Michigan in Chicago. I cut my early sailing teeth with several short sailing trips aboard “Sunrise.” Decades later, I find myself exploring the Pacific Northwest looking at sailboats […]

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america VanLife work

Caught Up in the River of Capitalism

Sometimes the things we take for granted are exactly the things that we should question the most. The more and more I wander this lifetime, the more I gradually come to see that the underlying way we function as a society is truly off.  This realization began in earnest a couple of summers ago while […]

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the truth

The End of Goodness?

Like many of us, I emerged into this world with a strong moral code. You simply do the right thing. Period. The obligation of true adulthood is that you speak the truth, no matter how uncomfortable, and allow that spoken truth to set life’s wheels in motion for whatever order and consequence naturally and appropriately […]

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growth life nepal spirituality

Escaping the Kinetic Bounds of our Birth

We are to a large extent what our parents make of us. While of course we are all magnificently unique beings, and have varying degrees of agency in terms of how we live our lives, it is hard to deny the effect that our upbringing has on the eventualities of our beliefs and ultimately our […]