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You are the ocean, not the boat

By On June 8, 2016

I’ll read you this If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in… Read More

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Doughnut

By On November 16, 2015

Doughnut passed peacefully last night at home, in our arms. She was just shy of her 12th birthday. She leaves behind Jake, who we believe is around 9 or 10 years old.… Read More

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That spot in time

By On March 8, 2015

The night you threw me down in the wet grass And kissed me in the summer rain The sound of the train tracks Pounding my heart alive A profusion of colors in… Read More

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Darkness and compassion

By On January 11, 2015

“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of… Read More

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Not so random happenings

By On January 2, 2015

I sat down with Michael yesterday afternoon to complete a New Years writing exercise. We decided to put down on paper what we loved about 2014, what we didn’t love about 2014… Read More

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My first tattoo

By On November 20, 2014

As soon as my artist put the stencil on my arm, I couldn’t stop smiling. I had been waiting 6 years for this. I’ve logged over 500 miles running outside the last… Read More

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Black box of the mind

By On August 25, 2014

So far year 26 has been full of a lot. We could call them events. I said that at about year 22 though, right before boarding my flight to Australia. I often… Read More

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The future belongs to the artists

By On December 31, 2013

I’ve never considered myself an artist. Yet, I know the future belongs to them. I excelled in school. Yet, being good at school is a fine skill if you intend to do… Read More