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we have met the conspirator and he is us

But as I traveled hither through the land, I find the people strangely fantasized, Possessed with rumors, full of idle dreams, Not knowing what they fear, but full of fear.        — Shakespeare, from King John Shakespeare seems to be talking … 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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“The Moon”, not “the moon”

  When I write about The Moon, I capitalize the first two letters, as one would a proper noun… I capitalize, because The Moon is more than just a physical object to me—it’s a presence. Something inanimate, yet alive. Which … Continue reading

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seeking my inner Sasquatch

  When I first turned my gaze to the Himalayas, I wasn’t seeking Shangri-La*… …I was pondering the one known as “The Abominable Snowman”… …the one we now call Bigfoot or Sasquatch. I wanted to believe in those solitary giants. … 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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Mora Than We’ll Ever Know

  “You don’t know.  You just don’t know.  You may think you know, but you don’t.  And you never will.” I must admit, I still take delight in that rant delivered by coach Jim Mora to the media, years ago, … Continue reading

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Together in Mystery

  I remember being taken aback, years ago, when I realized this plain fact of human life: I could never fully know another human being. The thought pained me.  If I could never completely know another, wouldn’t there always be … Continue reading

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