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Mixed Feelings

I love to take photos, always have since high school when I worked on the yearbook and got some graphics training.  And yet, I have mixed feelings about it. Sometimes I wonder if I’m really seeing what’s there in my … Continue reading

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Fidel, Barack, Mick, and Me

This was my guest column yesterday in the Nevada Appeal: “You’ll leave Cuba with more questions than you had when you arrived.”  This was the first thing our Cuban guide Felix said to our tour group after meeting us at … Continue reading

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On Vacation

Dear Friends, I am on vacation in Cuba and the Florida Keys.  The Cuba trip is with Road Scholar and People to People.  We’ll be meeting all kinds of folks in all kinds of places.  We will be in Havana … Continue reading

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Excitement

  When I was twelve, my father took us to an amusement park and I went on a large roller coaster for the first time.  I opened my mouth wide and screamed from the first descent to the very end … Continue reading

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Friends

This month friendship is a theme for me.  I spent last weekend with a group of folks I’ve known for almost 30 years.  We consider ourselves to be Family-by-Choice by now, and get together regularly in various combinations. In two … Continue reading

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Being Grounded

Being grounded is one of those phrases with very different meanings. In the context of the hundred of teens I spent time with in two very diverse communities this week, it means one thing: to be stuck at home as … Continue reading

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More Anxiety

“Action absorbs anxiety,” said cultural anthropologist and activist Angeles Arrien. Based on my experience before my recent trip to France, I would have to add “skillful” or “wise” action. Unskillful action can actually feed the anxiety. Like many people I’ve … Continue reading

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The French

Please don’t let anyone tell you otherwise–the French people are warm, friendly, helpful, kind, playful. In two weeks in France we have encountered only two rude people, and one of them was a waiter who was clearly overworked. Please enjoy … Continue reading

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Time

When I’m in the Dordogne region of southern France I’m very aware of time. It’s an easy place to be in the present moment as there is so much beauty and pleasure to experience. Here is a typical meal–fresh, organic … Continue reading

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Back Body

I still remember how startled I was when my beloved yoga teacher Angela asked us to bring our awareness to our “back body.” What? There’s something back there worth paying attention to? I’d never had back pain and seldom used … Continue reading

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