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The mask

In Hour of the Wolf I write about the mask that so many wear throughout the day or even throughout their life. The false front. The coverup of the truth. The unauthentic. After a while the mask covers up honest communication. The mask permits many to live in a world of hurt and harmful conduct. […]

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In These Five Breaths

Think about it.  Breath is life. Without breath there is no life. Yet we breathe in and out all day and take it for granted. But without breath life does not exist. And it hits you … with these five breaths life is or is not. In my new soon to be available book there […]

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The encounter

I was sitting on the railing. It was outside   a movie venue in Telluride at the film festival. A staff person came up to me and asked if I was Michael. She than said Michael’ last name.  I looked at her for a moment. My mind was spinning. I said no but that name […]

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in these five breaths

each breath holds an answer. each breath tells a story. each breath is the first and last of its kind. it exists for only that moment.  think about it. amazing. your life exists in each breath and only in each breath. you live from breath to breath. take this moment to appreciate the gift of […]

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Motorcycles and the ride

It has been a while. I hadn’t taken a motorcycle out on the North Carolina back roads in quite a while. The Yamaha was a new ride for me and the 4 of us headed out from Franklin through parts of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Twists, switchbacks, straight always and a few drops […]

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In These Five Breaths

What would you do in your last five breaths?  Can there be salvation in the last five breaths ?  Can you solve the puzzle that is you and your life in the last five breaths. This is the theme of my new book in progress. No breath is wasted. Each breath holds the promise of […]

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Future history

It is not an oxymoron.  Future history. Unless you can put your life in context with both your whole story and the grand story that we are all part of …past, present and future…you are blinded by simple distractions and obstacles. We all have the challenge. The climb. But they can blind us unless we […]

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Wander and wonder

Wander and wonder.  It seems that when you break out of the routine of everyday everyday and wander it permits you to wonder outside the norm and recapture who you are and the journey you are on. The routine has a way of freezing you and the issues in place …no matter how creative you […]

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The excuse

There always seems to be the excuse. The reason why we don’t seek change. The reason why we stay in place. The reason why we don’t challenge ourselves. The excuse. It is always clever, sounds sincere , appears thoughtful yet is still the excuse to not step out of our comfort zone and live the […]

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The flipping coin

It is all a flipping coin. Every day. Every moment. All these coins are flipping in the air. The randomness of life and choices and events colliding. All we can do is  stay focused. Establish core beliefs. Have faith in who we are and trust our better judgment. For me the keys are being centered, […]

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