Tag Archives: feeling

the fable of the homesick woman

We built a research station on our Moon… Beautiful both in design and function. And the resident scientists were also beautiful—beautiful in the way they worked.  Immersed.  Relentless.  Devoted. Nonetheless, they’d take a break occasionally and gather by the big … Continue reading

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the fable of the dog who sees beauty

One day, while the dog lolled in the grass on her back… …a cool shadow suddenly dimmed the sunlight. The dog looked up to find a big cloud towering above her.  The puffs of white piled one on top of … Continue reading

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something to regain

“Freedom’s just another name for nothing left to lose.”       — from Me and Bobbie McGee, by Kris Kristofferson When I first heard that line, years ago, I thought to myself, “What a beautiful idea!” But I now see a dark … Continue reading

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what the wise man told me

When I was an angry young man, an older, wiser man told me: “No one can make you angry…no one can make you feel one emotion or another. “Those are your emotions.  You control them.” His words have served me … Continue reading

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positive ID

  I identify with Michael Vick… Yes, that Michael Vick—the pro football quarterback who spent 21 months in prison for his involvement in a dog fighting operation. I’m not saying his story in some way mirrors my story… I’m not … Continue reading

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Spare the Rod, Save the Haiku

I have no vessel, I receive with both hands            — Ozaki Hosai *  Once again, a haiku stops me in my tracks… In this culture, information constantly flashes at us…dulls my feeling sense, if I allow. Fortunately, ever so often, … Continue reading

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Weaving My Own Understanding

  He wrapped himself in quotations—as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.                            — Rudyard Kipling Ironically, I’m using a quote to explain why I try not to use too many quotes. True, sometimes I do succumb … Continue reading

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