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New year thoughts.

Every year the ritual takes place. Farewells and resolutions.  This time it feels different.  It feels more. Maybe the health issues this past year added to the  drama of life. Open heart surgery I guess gets its point across.  We are strong and fragile at the same time.  The ultimate human paradox. So how to […]

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Not even a contest

Not even a contest. You watch the sunset. Or maybe you are an early riser and watch the sunrise. During the day you take a break from the routine and look up. Or look to the horizon. Or maybe you take a moment during the day and watch your child play. You reflect that you […]

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The unexpected.

It is always there. Sometimes lurking. Sometimes kind of even expected .  But not.  The unexpected. Not have to be bad or good. Just not anticipated at that moment in time or in your life. The accident.  The injury.  The wrong turn. The right turn and happy surprise. The good news. The sudden sad news. […]

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A gentle insightful moment

Last night we saw Garrison Keillor at the Paramount in Denver. The art of the story teller. The humorist. The observer. The clever eye that has a kindness  about the things it sees. The connection between us. The beginnings and ends. The connecting threads that bind us together. How I wish there were more Garrisons […]

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The deep

The deep. The connection between us must go deep. There seems to be surface living today. Almost hit and run connections.  Rushing someplace else. Looking away. Texting in the middle of calls.  What would it feel like to put away the distractions and be present with yourself and with one who matters. I have been […]

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True north

We all need a true north. A core belief that gets us through the dark moments. A moral compass when confronted with challenges of all shapes and sizes.  I have come to believe  it is a sense of personal meaning for how we spend our time here. It seems that contentment is a by product […]

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Heaven

I remember when I was very young. My dad sat with me and said maybe this is heaven. Maybe where we are is heaven and we just have to embrace it. See it and live it. Maybe this is the Garden of Eden now. But our choices determine whether we recognize it or walk right […]

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Passion

We have this one chance …as far as we know. This one opportunity to tell a story. Our choices then write that story on a daily basis.  Ever wonder why some never tell the story that is waiting to be told? Holding back? Fearful of the critics?  Yet each day the time is  running out. […]

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The river

It is the same but different. The river flows. It is there. It is always the same yet always moving and different from moment to moment. Time is like the river. The same but different. It flows. It is always moving. And we travel in it. We are passengers in the river of time. It […]

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Hour of the Wolf

The clock ticks. So choices must be made. Decisions occur. Consequences result. Let go of the old…it is of no purpose. Release the successes and failures….they are in the book so to speak. Reframe and refine what you mean to you and what you want to mean to those who matter to you. Then just […]

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