The Lake House

“The world is little, people are little, human life is little. There is only one big thing — desire.” ― Willa Cather, The Song of the Lark You have a special place in your mind. We all do. Deep within the wellspring of mind, under the faint footprint of consciousness exists a space where thought is formed. […]

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When the Sun Stands Still

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, 1925 As the sun stands still, the summer solstice upon Earth, we […]

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The Middle Finger of Gratitude

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” ― Alphonse Karr, A Tour Round My Garden Often we hear about the attitude of gratitude, this innate power that rests within us all; for us to access at any moment. It has become the idiom for many best-selling books, the […]

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Take Your First Steps… Again

“Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise.” ― Horace My son wakes me up every morning. Normally sleeping beside me, it is his smile that I rise to. This is the energy I wake up with each day. But the morning holds a magic far beyond what most may realize. Mornings are our most […]

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A Reason for the Season

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” [Meditations Divine and Moral]” ― Anne Bradstreet, The Works of Anne Bradstreet Everything is in constant flux, always changing. As we move through the cosmos oblivious to the speed […]

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What the World is Really Like

“It takes a very long time to become young.” ― Pablo Picasso I recently took a weeklong trip to Colorado with my son, Gabriel. Needless to say, this was an adventure for both of us. He’s only 9 months wise, but I have to say he’s got the Gypsy blood like me. His first plane […]

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In Pursuit

“As long as you are pursuing happiness, you do not have it.” ― Khang Kijarro Nguyen In time we learn our true strengths. Though this doesn’t happen overnight, nor can strength just occur without struggle or experience, it surfaces most often when we are on the precipice of despair, in a moment of anguish; our […]

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Well Kept?

It is only when we realize that life is taking us nowhere that it begins to have meaning. – P.D. Ouspensky Something about life offers us a glimpse into primordial questions, where the answers are meant to escape and elude us, no matter where we seek to find them. The other day, watching a young […]

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Vessel

“I don’t want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise Sometimes, moments of our past come rushing back, pouring into our conscious sphere, splashing our present thoughts away. Randomness. Thoughts that don’t make a bit of sense spark a reminder from long […]

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From the Bluff

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. ~ Buddha Choosing to see truth sets us upon a path of change, a whirlwind of thought and into the arms of life. This is the most dynamic sphere of them all, and one that most words cannot capture. I like to […]

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