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Dust in the Wind – The Impermanence of Memories

Places don’t have memories. Memories of places belong to the people who hold those memories. When they forget, or die, the memories which they hold die along with them. This doesn’t have to be a glum realization, but there is something about it which feels a little disappointing. A story. After the visit, my uncle […]

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You Never Know

Strange how time flies.  Today would have been my mother’s 90th birthday, were she still alive today. I’ve been listening to Michael Franti music when I run along the ocean lately.  Actually, since I listen to his music as I run, it usually turns into more of a dance in a general direction than a […]

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Delcaration of Theistic Independence

I don’t believe in God. I don’t believe in a higher being. I don’t believe in True Nature, The Absolute or any of the other mystical names atributed to God-like capacities. I don’t believe Jesus was the son of God any more than you or I might have been, should God have existed in the […]

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life poems & stories

The Wish to be Generous

I ran across this poem and somehow it seems to touch something deeper in me, something about making peace with what is. Not being at odds with reality. Being perfectly content in moving forward in life, and even in death. The Wish to be Generous by Wendell Berry ALL that I serve will die, all […]

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family poems & stories

Must Be Found Again in a New Whole

I’m back at my home now in California and I’ve been feeling very tired since my return. I think it is a combination of a few things: Jet lag and not sleeping enough this past week A little bug I picked up on the plane Travelers emotional exhaustion It’s the last item on the list […]