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Patterns and Pauses

I don’t seek struggle but rather just to deepen my commitment to developing myself. And distraction, entertainment, diversion have been the central pond of my day. I have soaked in it for hours. Continue reading

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The Dragonfly on the lock

All of the careful reformation of my mind, my body, my resetting of intention in the world has been guided by something outside of me. I have trusted that I would find a way to live with more grace in the world. Continue reading

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What lies between Boredom and Chaos?

Watching my mind is such a gift for me, because I see. I see that the pre recorded message is at play. I see that my ancient, unconscious being lives between two states. One is the land of Boredom and the other is Chaos. Continue reading

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Naropa Buddhist University: What is the Summer Writing Program?

“Finally, the message that Amiri Barake delivered stayed in my consciousness. Make it happen. Get out there and witness for a better world. Speak your truth. Be who you are without fear. Passion is a gift. Intensity is a gift. ” Continue reading

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Are We Open to the Lessons?

The air is moving through the house. The Sun is bright but turned down a few degrees as nature slides us into winter. I have completed the second edit of my anthology entitled Facing In: poems posted on Facebook 2011. … Continue reading

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Reboot

How many times in our lives do we say we wish we could start over? Well this last retreat week with Gabor Mate, a renown specialist in addictions and self destructive behavior, has given me exactly that opportunity. But first … Continue reading

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Setting Intention

I am bathing my brain cells in CD’s, DVD’s, on line radio broadcasts, web sites that are all to one end. This time in my life is so clearly a falling away of the past and a moving into a … Continue reading

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Does spring take courage?

With sun the dust returns. The plants are gray with fuzz they grew instead of leaves. The windows are coated with handprints of breathing air  pressed upon the glass and underfoot the necessary sand that held us to winter walkways … Continue reading

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Wallace Stevens as I watch the bombings in Gaza

Another Weeping Woman Pour the unhappiness out From your too bitter heart, Which grieving will not sweeten. Poison grows in this dark. It is in the water of tears Its black blooms rise. The magnificent cause of being, The imagination, … Continue reading

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Thursday in the Okanagan: Autumn poem

Leaves gone the pieces of golden yellow ripped from  trees reveal the grey sky hanging bare Just overhead ceiling off  summer Optimism. inside all alone dim in small rooms cut off from neighbours by the cold until the snow, when … Continue reading

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