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On a long 2,000 mile car trip across the country recently, I found myself with some time to think.  Car trips can be good that way.  Somewhere along the way I found myself thinking about money and how we have […]

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I have been noticing that my normally ebullient self has been less so lately.  This is, of course, natural when one or both beloved parents are ailing and approaching that gateway to the next world.  However I am kind of […]

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When someone you love is very ill or dying, life has a way of shrinking. You may find yourself pulling back from the rest of the world as you shift your focus to this one you love.  All the sudden […]

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Last night I went to bed early, not because I was physically tired, but because I was emotionally worn out.  I didn’t have energy for anything other than the oblivion of a warm bed.  But I did not sleep soundly […]

Today, this day that is called the Sabbath in the faith I was brought up in, I thought I’d express my profound gratitude for those things which are beyond the ordinary. Have you ever known something before it happened?  Have […]

On this day in America, hordes of people descend upon thousands of stores across the country, wrapped up in a buying frenzy.  The good news is:  it appears the economy has recovered significantly.  But I confess I am sad that […]

This is Part III of A Week of Gratitude. If you were to choose one single thing or category of thing for which to be thankful, what would it be?  What would you miss most if you didn’t have it?  […]

As I was taking my morning walk, my thought for the day was:  How can I be a blessing to the world and the people around me?  Can I, through my presence alone, be a blessing? I began saying the […]

Years ago when I was living alone and doing hospice work in New Mexico, I went to my meditation room to do a shamanic journey.  For those unfamiliar with the term, one listens to a monotonous drumbeat (or other sound) […]

The other day I went to meet a new friend in town.  She was new to the area and I bought us a small vegetarian pizza to share.  Then I went to the grocery store and bought some tea bags […]

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