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life nepal poems & stories

Photography and Training the Soul to See Beauty

I’ve been enjoying photography for most of my life now. Some might even call me a “photographer” but to me, it’s simply one of my many things I love. I’m hesitant to accept the formal “photographer” label, preferring to allow photography to move through me rather than fitting myself into a mold of what that […]

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poems & stories

All the True Vows – David Whyte

I just re-read this poem yesterday and feel the truth it touches in my own soul.  To me it gently encourages that otherwise oft terrifying connection to what is really true within ourselves.  As with much poetry, it is best read aloud: All the True Vows by David Whyte All the true vows are secret […]

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england life poems & stories

There but for the Grace of God, Drunkenly Go I

Yesterday I got a keen glimpse into an underbelly of English life at the Pevensey Bay Music Festival. I went there with my friend Paul and his sister Sarah. As we meandered about and stopped occasionally, we found ourselves immersed in a sea of drinkers and it was often difficult to know whether to attribute […]

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family life poems & stories

Fighting the Flow

A couple of poems I wrote while my nephews are visiting: fighting the flow we tried to change the flow of a river yesterday we three boys moving logs, mortaring with sand changing its course before it empties to the ocean doing that what we all do everyday fighting against the flow of our lives […]

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on traveling poems & stories

The House of Belonging

I’m so glad to be home. I wasn’t fully expecting this, but it’s just so nice being back here. I love this place, this ocean, the stars at night, the silences, the seals, the birds, my friends. Yesterday evening I walked out to the beach and went for a nice stroll. I’ve been craving getting […]