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Performances

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

“I think parents sometimes forget that kids are putting on performances all day, just acting like the people we think we are until, like, ten years from now when we figure out who that actually is.” –Jake Burt, Greetings from Witness Protection Except that, as my teacher pointed out, no one really knows after ten […]

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Wolves

Saturday, June 8th, 2019

Wolves When I die let the wolves enjoy my bones When I die let me go When I die let the wolves enjoy my bones When I die let me go When I die you can push me out to sea When I die set me free When I die let the sharks come ’round […]

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Just Breathe

Friday, June 7th, 2019

No one can find the rewind button, child. So, just breathe. Just Breathe Two AM and she calls me ’cause I’m still awake, Can you help me unravel my latest mistake, I don’t love him, winter just wasn’t my season Yeah we walk through the doors, so accusing their eyes Like they have any right […]

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The Blue Hour

Friday, June 7th, 2019

Leaving Target tonight, I was entranced by the evening sky. It was a rich Indigo blue, almost verging on navy. It was the shade of the not quite ripe night sky. Usually I see light blue skies, gray skies, or vivid optimistic blue skies. And when I looked later night had fallen. Usually when I […]

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Note to Myself

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Dear Me, I’m writing you this note so you will remember… You just had a heartening, friendly, compassionate conversation with your neighbor who happened to be outside and called your name. It was 45 minutes of reciprocal connection. Notice how buoyant you feel. Remember how vital and alive your energy is right now, how you […]

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In Relationship With the Truth

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

The dharma—understanding, peering into the nature of reality—is not specific to Buddhism. The dharma is truth. And the only choice we really have is whether to try to be in relationship with the truth or to live in ignorance. There are no other choices. You have to actively engage. How did I come to be? […]

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Taking Stock

Sunday, May 26th, 2019

“Dharma practice is founded on resolve. This is not an emotional conversion, a devastating realization of the error of our ways, a desperate urge to be good, but an ongoing, heartfelt reflection on priorities, values, and purpose. We need to keep taking stock of our life in an unsentimental, uncompromising way.” — Stephen Batchelor, Buddhism […]

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