It is nearly February and I am thinking about love. Not the Hallmark card kind and not the box of mediocre chocolates kind and not the heteronormative dinner and date kind. I have been thinking about love and sexual orientation and gender identity, about power … read more.
The poet Annie Dillard says that we are here to witness our generation and our time. I keep hearing and reading the phrase, “resilience and resistance” and I think it has something to say to our generation and our time.
My initial impulse – right … read more.
With December upon us, I am aware of the clarion call of consumerism, wrapped in the alluring packaging of generosity and giving, disguising the corporate strategies manipulating this natural, loving impulse. I hear the promises of true happiness and lasting satisfaction that never seem to … read more.
There is a Japanese art form originating in the 15th century called kintsugi. It is the process of repairing broken ceramics by mending them with a clear lacquer resin that is mixed with gold powder (or other powdered metals). In filling these cracks, these broken … read more.
“Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report written on birds that he’d had three months to write, which was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, … read more.
“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.”
In his famous book, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, Shunryu Suzuki offered this wisdom that I am trying to live into. It asks me to appreciate that I am new to this … read more.
Though your destination is not yet clear
You can trust the promise of this opening;
Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning
That is at one with your life’s desire.
Awaken your spirit to adventure;
Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk;
Soon you … read more.