Pray for Paris

Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies. –Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche I awoke pre-dawn Monday morning with words gushing and rushing through my head. Words I wanted to write in response to the events of Friday, November 13th, which … Continue reading

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When You Lose Your Balls, It’s Over

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When I was thirteen years old, our family moved out to a brand new suburb in Edmonton. It was so new that a real road had not even been built. Everyday, always a bit behind schedule, we would fly down … Continue reading

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What the World Needs Now

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Men ought to know that from nothing else but the brain come joys, delights, laughter and sports, and sorrows, griefs, despondency, and lamentations. And by the same organ we become mad and delirious, and fears and terrors assail us, some … Continue reading

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The Time of Your Life

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  I spent a long, lazy, hot afternoon with my dad last weekend doing his favorite thing; philosophizing deeply down the rabbit hole. (The nut doesn’t fall far from the tree). We were talking on a park bench about illness … Continue reading

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The Nature of Reality

“Attitudes strung together become beliefs, and related beliefs strung together become perceptions. Over time, this redundancy creates a view of the world and of yourself that’s largely subconscious.” —Dr. Joe Dispenza How much do you think you affect and create … Continue reading

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Tea with my Dead Grandmother

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“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” –Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince There’s very little I remember … Continue reading

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Musing about the Muse

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“To become a master at any skill, it takes the total effort of your: heart, mind, and soul working together in tandem.” -Maurice Young A single person on planet earth now has at their fingertips the same technology that twenty … Continue reading

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Six Big Kahuna Questions

“There is not one big cosmic meaning for all; there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person.” –Anaïs Nin Why am I here? … Continue reading

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The Feeding and Watering of a Soul

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“Ask her what she craved and she’d get a little frantic about things like books, the woods, music. Plants and the seasons. Also freedom.” –Charles Frazier I was recently with Diane, a woman I’d just met through friends, watching the … Continue reading

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

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“Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the romance of the unusual.” —Ernest Hemingway Looking into the mirror to see the face of my parents—at their age, not mine—after a night of poor quality … Continue reading

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