Monthly Archives: February 2015

The Things We Carry: The Weight of Choices

I don’t usually read email in the morning. Once I open my Inbox, invariably I will be drawn into it rather than greeting the day in a mindful, quiet, open manner. Even if what waits there is only a note from a friend, my attention and thoughts will then be off and running in a

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Returning Home: Travel and the Gifts of the Return

It is good to be home. This is the thought of the man as he sweeps the carpet of cypress needles that have fallen on the deck and front walkway, the cornstalk broom in his hands rasping in a familiar voice as it brushes the ground rhythmically, leaving an ever widening clean wake where it

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The Edge of Hunger

~ I wake in the night far from home. For a while I lie there, feeling the unfamiliar hotel room around me, hearing the soft hum of the ventilation system and listening to my partner’s rhythmic breathing, asleep. Somewhat groggily, I wander back through the story and images from which I have just awakened, considering

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A Wandering Star: Searching for Home

Perhaps if I went by ‘Root’ rather than ‘River’ my life would be more stationary and settled. It’s doubtful. True to my name, I keep flowing onward. Life is movement, really. From a subatomic level to the molecular, from the constant firing of our nervous system to cellular respiration and life processes, from micro impulses

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