Being Exhausted Before Life Ends

Most writing is the scratching of an insatiable itch for immortality. Alas, the more written, the greater the itch. Dee Hock Since reading Dee’s most recent work, Autobiography of a Restless Mind, I have been pondering the human desire for immortality, and wondering if, perhaps, we understand immortality inaccurately. 2.2 million books were published last …

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The Universe Rearranging Itself

Note: The following will be published in the November/December Issue of Neighbors of Batavia Magazine. It is reprinted with permission.   “At the deepest level, there is no giver, no gift, and no recipient…only the universe rearranging itself.”                                                             Jon Kabat-Zinn Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So too are gifts. I …

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Beginnings, July- August, 2010

What appears below was published recently in Neighbors of Batavia magazine.   “It must have been a place so dark you couldn’t feel the light, reaching for you through that stormy cloud.”                                                 Country Music Group Rascal Flatts In the prior issue of Neighbors (published here on April 12 as “Connections”), I said, “…when a …

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