Madness, I’ve decided, now stands for my “Mom & Dad Never-Ending Self-Sabotage.”  How did that affect me as a child?  In ways more profound than the ocean and storms stronger than...

Friends come in and out of touch, Connection breaks or mends. Struggling with being alone, Rarely finds that place called home. We wander through each daily minute, Hoping to hear a...

Yep, crazy times, unexpected hardships, and way too many doctors hovering around me. To begin to be “alive” on this site again, here is a poem I wrote to begin my...

The Spanish bulls were beaten; a crowd is soon begot The matador is beautiful, a symphony and a star Excitement becomes ecstatic As passion plays its part. Gracefully bowing to each...

Sorry I’ve not been online.  There has been a lot of “commotion” and unexpected events during the past month.  Yes, the lovely black bear still comes into our yard every week...

A great piece was written by Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara .  . . Discover the Joy of Doing Nothing Zen teacher Pat Enkyo O’Hara teaches us the practice of Shikantaza. Doing...

It often seems our past experiences are calling all the shots.  When things don’t go well for us, we put those past experiences into our “future” and stamp it as something...

A gorgeous place to visit is in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  I’ve been there twice . . . the gardens stir my soul and fill my heart.  If you have the time...

Have you ever had the feeling that the world around you was spinning faster than a tornado?  Do you sense your internal sky darken a little bit more every day?  Do...

I walk barefoot when I can. Each walking step feels like I’m kissing the Earth with my feet. I respond rather than react to the sounds and sights around me as...

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