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The Calm Amidst the Storm: A Note from Melville On Surviving Ourselves

“It may seem strange that of all men sailors should be tinkering at their last wills and testaments, but there are no people in the world more fond of that diversion. This was the fourth time in my nautical life … Continue reading

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Impressions of Manchester and the Songs of the Street, or, ‘Keep Calm and Busk On’

The news out of Manchester really got to me. Having dealt with loss in my personal life of late, I suppose I’m especially raw right now, but, upon reading the news yesterday morning, I found my eyes watering up and … Continue reading

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Doing Our Bewildered Best: Dispatches from the Pilgrim’s Path to Notoriety

“Bewilderment” There are many guises for intelligence. One part of you is gliding in a high windstream, while your more ordinary notions take little steps and peck at the ground. Conventional knowledge is death to our souls, and it is … Continue reading

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‘Be grateful for whatever comes’

The Guest House This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they are a crowd … Continue reading

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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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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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Will Sing for Wontons

“I’ve made a small fortune busking in my days. A very small fortune.” – Spotted on a musicians’ online message board — Posted in roundabout response to the WordPress Daily Prompt: Fortune (https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/fortune-2/)

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