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the fable of the boy in the well

The townspeople didn’t worry about the boy until he fell down a well… …and disappeared into its opaque waters. Ever so often, his parents would stop, would gaze down into the well… …and dare to believe their son might still … Continue reading

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fable of the new old well

All seemed alright in our village… …until… …the well in the square went dry. We couldn’t believe the well had failed us.  But the empty bucket could not be denied. We tried praying for rain.  But only briefly.  We didn’t … Continue reading

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confessions of a blind mouse

In the last few years, I’ve often heard this statement: “we need to have a national conversation”… Well, we also need to act…but yes, we should have that conversation.  A national conversation composed of many conversations.  Conversations about our internal … Continue reading

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meditating on meditation

  To me, meditation is any moment in which we experience silence, peace, balance, beauty, depth, clarity, mystery… According to that definition, almost all of us, at one time or another, qualify as meditators.  We need not contort our legs … Continue reading

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a Godfather Thanksgiving

  This week, I told my Romanian friend about some of our strange Thanksgiving Day traditions… …about how we stuff ourselves with turkey and watch football and The Godfather movie marathon on TV. Well, Thanksgiving is about “family” and I … Continue reading

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from the eyes to the heart

  I still find this painting, Christina’s World by Andrew Wyeth, enigmatic… …though I recently discovered, by accident, a few details regarding its creation. I now know who Christina was.  I now know why she’s on the ground.  I didn’t … Continue reading

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Air for the Soul

  In my post on “experience” last week, I used 391 words… Yesterday, I discovered I’d already conveyed the same basic idea, using a mere 42 words. But let me warn you: those 42 words are in a poem (the … Continue reading

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