Monthly Archives: April 2017

Come On Down, or ‘All the Roots Grow Deeper When It’s Dry’

Some say that my teaching is nonsense. Others call it lofty but impractical. But to those who have looked inside themselves, this nonsense makes perfect sense. And to those who put it into practice, this loftiness has roots that go … Continue reading

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When Death Comes

When Death Comes by Mary Oliver When death comes like the hungry bear in autumn; when death comes and takes all the bright coins from his purse to buy me, and snaps the purse shut; when death comes like the … Continue reading

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‘Not Always What They Seem’

“It is an important and popular fact that things are not always what they seem. For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much – the … Continue reading

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Champions of the Commonplace, or, “Call Your Mom and Tell Her You Love Her!”

The champions in our lives come in all shapes and sizes, and they’re often hanging out in places we’re not looking for them – in our homes, or even in our own families. I haven’t gone into it – in … Continue reading

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