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Archive for January, 2013

January 29, 2013

Are We Good Enough?

Every day, in the privacy of my office, I hear the terrible truth so many people live with from the moment they wake until sleep eases the distress in their hearts. What is real for these folks, who by the way are largely smart, successful adults living what would be considered better than normal lives, … + read more




January 18, 2013

William Stafford

Each year in January, Portland honors the birthday of its beloved poet laureate, William Stafford. All over town, in galleries and libraries and coffee shops we gather to read together from his collection of poetry and be moved all over again by what he had to say. This year I’m privileged to be one of … + read more




January 16, 2013

Punishment and The Baseball Hall of Fame

First of all, a disclaimer: much of what I have learned on the subject of punishment, that has changed my views, came my way through the yoga of parenting. My instructors are my two sons, Joey (16) and Georgio (14). I must credit them, and their full-bodied aliveness, coupled with patience and forgiveness, for affording … + read more




January 9, 2013

Special Edition: Dad

Tomorrow marks the 12th anniversary of my father’s passing. He left the morning of the most luminous full moon I’ve ever witnessed, one that bathed the wetlands of South Carolina in a pearl white lotion of what felt like nothing short of grace. Dad’s stubbornness was legendary in our family, and it was no surprise to … + read more




January 8, 2013

Forgetting and Remembering

Sometime in my early forties, I began to joke that my best memories never happened. Now that I’m a year from signing up for Medicare, I can say the same, but without the ironic chuckle. Some events are seemingly lost forever in the deep sea of forgetfulness. Others can be retrieved with a little help … + read more




January 3, 2013

Welcome to a new year and a new blog!

Many years ago, I experienced a long series of flying dreams. These dreams were exquisite and really quite blissful. During the waking day I pined for them and if a night went by when I didn’t soar through the sky, I was deeply disappointed. While flying through dream space, I could influence the flight of … + read more






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