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Blooming Where Planted – musings from vanlife

I’m on a journey. Back in the van, which I love by the way, and I’m driving en route to the midwest primarily to check in on my brothers who both have been struggling health-wise. I love them both and would miss them dearly if either of them should check out of this world before […]

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family

Brother

(written a few days ago) I’m at my brother’s house about an hour outside of Chicago, in a place called Wonder Lake. I wasn’t planning on staying the night, but he asked me to so I did. That may not be a good enough reason for some, but for me it is. We’ve always been […]

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Healing Laughing and Hugging

I just want to write a little about an amazing person, my sister-in-law Barb. She’s my brother Jeff’s wife and it is beyond question for me that she laughs more than anyone I have ever met. And it’s incredibly genuine and attractive. She just laughs all the time and giggles and is full of life. […]

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Journey of Ashes – Beginning

Here I am at the beginning of this trip, a trip which will include disposing of my mother’s ashes. It is a pilgrimage of sorts, which is really just a subset of this larger pilgrimage in my life, to fully find and become my self, my true self, without overlay of past or future. It […]

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life

Self Protection? Just Good Sense?

Since I’ve been back in the states, about 5 weeks now, I still haven’t watched any news programs (except Jon Stewart on The Daily Show – but that doesn’t really count, since it’s more comedy than news) or read any newspapers. It’s a habit I got into in India. The main reason for me, I […]