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The “not on my bucket list” list

(Note: Apparently this needs a warning to not read before going to sleep. This is particularly true if your dreams are easily influenced.) There are many things that I’d really like to do at some point in my life and … Continue reading

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Smoke and Mirrors

A light show, pockets of illumination in a sea of ice where I imagine whales dancing and the light pockets the spaces where they surface to breathe. The pockets stretch for miles and as far as I can see: a … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve Guests: A practice in listening to my instincts

I spent the few days before New Year’s Eve (NYE) up in Northwest Arkansas helping move a dear friend and visiting another. I wanted to return to Little Rock before dark so that I missed some of the more insane … Continue reading

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Thoughts on moving and possessions

I’m in the middle of yet another life-altering move. I’ve had many of these in my lifetime. So far I’ve lived in five states (FL, NY, CA, PA, TX), with some repeats (NY, PA), and two countries (US and DEU, … Continue reading

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Life Blooms in Transformative Directions

(Adult Content) I connected with Life Bloom Services International while at a conference at Kenyatta University in Nairobi the end of July 2011. There I met Catherine Wanjohi, the executive director and founder of LBSI, where she gave a presentation … Continue reading

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Am I in Kenya?

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There are many stories to tell about my recent trip to Kenya, but I figure I better start telling them while they’re still relatively fresh in my mind. I’ll start with what the country is like.

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Two days of wine: A staycation tale

This summer over an extended weekend my friend, Diane, flew into Syracuse to visit. After our reunion last year (see Gateway to the West), we’re trying our best to visit each other once a year. So far, so good. Since … Continue reading

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The trip that Murphy took

In honor of my upcoming move, I thought I’d post the story I wrote years ago of one of my most eventful moves. I’ve edited it, but haven’t changed any of the details. This move marked my 20th move (counting … Continue reading

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St Louis Arch: Gateway to the West

This summer one of my close friends, Tiffany, got married in Columbus, Missouri and asked me to be in her wedding. Another close friend, Diane, who introduced us, was also in the wedding. In the past seven years there have … Continue reading

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New York State of Mind

This past Friday I took the train from Syracuse into NYC to visit a high school friend, Eden, for the second time in about 6 or 7 months. The first visit was the BEST visit to NYC (and likely still … Continue reading

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