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The look up and out

Soul of the earth. That is what I call him.  I don’t know his name. I don’t know where he comes from. For years he has simply stood there, arms folded, looking out over the horizon. The blanket is covering his shoulders. He looks completely content. He looks completely whole. He gives me the sense […]

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The look back, change and a glass of wine

What does change look like.  What does change feel like.  Tonight it looked like and felt like a lone figure sitting at a corner table , back to the rest of the restaurant, facing a big floor to ceiling window over looking a lake. With the storm coming in the water was rough and the […]

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High noon and destiny

Sooner or later there is always a high noon. Sooner or later we must face that which causes us the most fear and sleepless nights. Sooner or later, the courage must be tapped into in order to walk down any street in your mind’s eye and know that the ability and courage to withstand the […]

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A photograph and time travel

I remember seeing Thornton Wilder’s Our Town.  Grover’s Corner was the little town that stays with you.  It got me thinking about life, time and , not days, but minutes in the day.Emily died while giving birth and is permitted to return for one day to “re-live” it. She chooses her 12 th birthday. It […]

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A feather and seizing the day

At what point do we just give ourselves a break. At what point do we embrace our imperfection and even take joy in living our honest errors and personal quirks. When did we let the “judges” and critics have such  a say in who we  are and how we choose to live our life. I […]

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The larger story

It seems to me that it has just gotten so easy to get lost in the smallness  of things these days. With 24/7 everything and the various social medias we seem to be captivated by the little nonsense events of the day. It is truly time to call a halt to the nonsense. Can we […]

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A Dollar

He stood there. He was calm and seemed to be a gentle soul. Probably in his early twenties. I had stopped off at the Dunkin Donuts shop for a guilty pleasure on the way home. At the counter the young man was in line before me. Ever just like to witness. To observe. To consider. […]

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Soul of the Earth

Soul of the earth. He stands there with his arms folded looking into the distance. He is looking past the ordinary and into the extraordinary. I don’t know his name. The blanket he is wearing is brown, white and tan. Earth tones. The paint on his face is white and red. His face is a […]

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What If Each Day Were a Do-Over?

Can you let go. Can you tip your hat, so to speak, and just let go. Or must you carry the past with you throughout the present and the future. Letting go. Probably one of the greatest treasures you can receive. Let go and receive your life looking ahead and not in some rearview mirror. […]

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Being in the Moment…Unconditionally

February 8: The wheelchair had been specially designed. There were these huge tires on it. At first it made no sense but then it did. The mother pushed it over the sand toward the water. It didn’t get stuck in the sand. It rolled easily over it and then, amazingly, into the water and floated […]

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