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The singular moment

You can usually sense it. That singular moment when time, space, events, fate, and passion all meet. That exquisite experience when the moment is joined with the desire to do and be more.  In Hour of the Wolf I write about the hero’s moment. The high noon moment.  That moment when the challenge and the […]

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The narrow ledge

It is narrow.  It is a ledge. The fall is irreversible. The slip is consequential.  And yet we go on. To not go on is unthinkable. Life has to be lived fully. With each passing day the ledge gets narrower.  With each passing moment the fall is more likely yet we go on. We go […]

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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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The loss

There is this sense of loss. The loss of the mystery of it all. The magic that is life. The majesty that is the day. The beauty of time. Yet there is now so much noise. So much chatter. So much self stuff that the context of it all is lost. Between the constant chatter […]

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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 edge

Sometimes it feels like you walk the edge. Close to tipping. Sometimes it feels like the country itself is on the edge. The country itself is close to tipping. Yet I know that my friends are all decent caring thoughtful people. So we have to remember this as the days unfold.  Sometimes we have to […]

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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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Hour of the Wolf

Keep in mind that no one gets out of life alive. That is the reality.  Sooner or later that truth is front and center.  Then you start appreciating the gift of the moment.  The days keep racing by. No stopping them from doing that. The hour of the wolf is your wake up call to […]

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