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December 3 , 2021 /

MOMENTS BEING IN THE ETERNAL NOW

An early morning walk, on a path, through the trees, along a river, winding this way and that, soft steps in sandy soil underfoot, a few yellow leaves starting to fall from the cottonwood trees. Aware of a slight, cool breeze from the south until turning north, occasional warm sun coming through the treetops.  Two

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November 29 , 2021 /

ADVENT 2021

The word advent comes from the Latin prefix ‘ad-‘ meaning ‘to’ and the root ‘venire’ meaning ‘come’. The English word is derived from the Latin ‘adventus’ meaning ‘arrival’.Advent in the Christian tradition is preparation for the arrival of Christmas and includes the 4 Sundays and weeks leading up to the celebration of the birth of

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November 21 , 2021 /

FULL OF GRACE

Almost exactly a year ago this day, I posted this for Thanksgiving and re-reading it, thought it worth repeating. We have all had quite a year for many different reasons, Covid being among the top several.  I will forego listing the others. Each of you has your own list. This Thanksgiving week is a very

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November 11 , 2021 /

DESIGNING PERSONAL CHANGE

When you look at where you are, who you are and how you got here, it is unlikely the same kind of thinking and acting will get you to where you want to be.  Marshall Goldsmith summed it up well with a book title, “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There.”  (Hachette Books, 2007)

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November 7 , 2021 /

JOY AND GRACE

In a recent email, Rashmir Balasubramaniam (https://rashmir.net) wrote the following: “I’ve been profoundly aware of the joy of being in purposeful, creative flow and also the conjunction of deep peace and playfulness that wise beings seem to embody (the Dalai Lama for example). I see it also in my wisest self when it all too

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November 3 , 2021 /

WAKING UP

Waking up this morning to yesterday’s election results shows what we all know, that this is a country that continues to be polarized, divided and fractured.  Put in context, this is a reinforcement to what happened in 2016 and thereafter for the past five years and honestly, much longer than that. The political divisions are

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October 28 , 2021 /

ANOTHER ROAD TRIP

This trip has become a familiar one for me for the past 25 years.  Regardless where we were living – NM in Santa Fe & Abiquiu, London, California, and now Arizona, the trek to Oklahoma City has been occasioned by family members living there, some originating there, some returning there and now dying there.  S.

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October 20 , 2021 /

ENDINGS AND BEGINNINGS

We live in the interstices.  One thing ends, another begins.  A season ends and a season begins.  A day ends and a new day begins.  A job ends and a better job begins. A relationship ends, another begins.  A life ends, other lives begin.  We mark time by endings and beginnings – birthdays, anniversaries, graduations,

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October 17 , 2021 /

FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE

Four years ago we bought a new bed.  One of our sons told us how great their new bed was and as we were about to purchase one, we checked out his brand to see what was so great.  We tried several kinds, finally settled on a CA king with twin mattresses, a Tempur-Pedic Cloud

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