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A Tapestry of Relationships

Free your heart and come with me—to Africa, of course!

When you find yourself suicidal by 9 years of age, and graced by a life that teaches you to thrive—turning the toxic into the beautiful, you also find yourself quickly moved by children in need. I am such a man. … Continue reading

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Spinning the Magic of Communion

I took a walk today wandering game trails faintly worn traveling deep into the forest where beings of ancient ages live centuries old, some others, uncounted thousands I did pause along the way for hands to touch presence in an … Continue reading

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One in love with forest folks

Carelessly I spooked them startled them into running maybe 40 yards before stopping turning in curiosity to see or smell if possible who or what walked in among them so unannounced as to almost be one of them. But no, … Continue reading

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Getting Naked to Self and the World

“There is nothing you can see that is not a flower; there is nothing you can think that is not the moon.” — Bashō Matsuo, Zen poet 1644-1694 Allowing one’s self a wander into the wild is to invite a … Continue reading

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How many selfs make a Self?

Pardon me, but perhaps you can help? You see, I have become, much to my chagrin, a lover of questions and now I am indeed confused for I wonder, What is the self? And how many selfs does it take to … Continue reading

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I fell in love with a tree today

I fell in love with a tree today. Proposed. She said, “Yes, but… only if you too will embrace me with your roots.” The trees, they do talk you know. And today they are promiscuous too. After rumors spread of … Continue reading

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I have a question for my men friends

I have a question for my men friends. Have you every yet made love with a sweet dark-eyed Mule Deer doe? Have you felt the way she looks turning toward you those long ears and moist black nostrils staring…sniffing you? … Continue reading

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Charitable Gifting—How to Do More Good & Reap More Rewards

“I was afraid we might starve, you dad gave back so much of his salary to the Church. If he was going to ask the members to tithe, he figured he had to give back twice that, and on his … Continue reading

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Watching this video will move and inspire you

Watching this video will move and inspire you “The wind shapes the trees and the trees shape the wind,” my new friend said to me as we sipped our coffee and ate breakfast. Emmanuel Karisa Baya and I were attending … Continue reading

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Oh my soul

Oh my soul I love you like the day-shy stars visible only in darkness the absence of light itself making holy space a sacred container for light to shine forth its beauty all the more radiant like a soul ablaze … Continue reading

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