Category Archives: relationships

The Best Present Not Under the Tree

With my oldest son getting married at the end of the year we announced that gifts would come in the form of cash to be spent on that trip surrounding the marriage and not in pretty, wrapped presents under the tree. … Continue reading

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When Things Get Tough

A student asked, “When times of great difficulty visit us, how should we meet them? The teacher said, “Welcome.” An essay by John Tarrant, Roshi, director of the Pacific Zen Institute, calls this an ancient koan suitable for our time. He says In hard … Continue reading

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Choice Points and Esalen: I Choose B-Infinity

Each time a cycle comes to an end, it opens an opportunity called a choice point…                   Greg Braden We have a choice between the power of love and the love of … Continue reading

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Jordan Weil Goes to Boys State 2016

When Jordan was invited by his high school to apply for the 2016 Boys State, we had never heard of this program. We soon learned it is put on by The American Legion. After sitting through the Inaugural Ceremony Awards … Continue reading

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The Pure Goodness Jar

When this year began, I heard somewhere about this idea to create a Pure Goodness Jar. The Jar would be a place to jot down things made of “pure goodness.” At the end of the year, on New Year’s Eve, the idea … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Pack

We are getting a new puppy mid-June named Kai. He is a yellow labrador retriever. His momma, Reece, was friends with our beautiful Ms. Bay who passed last January. When we found out Reece was going to have puppies, we … Continue reading

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Re-imagining Success

I’m seeing a movement picking up speed.  People are redefining success. It feels to me like we’re in some evolutionary time machine that’s speeding up. I’m delighted and excited. Since the Industrialization period, success seems to have donned bright consumeristic … Continue reading

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Rafting Life’s River

Comparing life to a river is a worn out cliche, I know. But on this day, the day following my oldest son’s 27th birthday and just a few days before my youngest son’s 16th, I can’t think of a better symbol … Continue reading

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Suicide

Nothing throws us off more than suicide. It hits especially hard when that act is committed by a young person or by someone famous. It draws attention to a subject we’d rather collectively turn away from and talk about the weather instead. Or … Continue reading

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Caretakers

I am typing this from my childhood home where I am holding up residence for the second time this year. No, I didn’t run away from home. I’m caring for my mom who’s had an active 2014 surgery schedule. That’s … Continue reading

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