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June 29, 2019

Zen Proverb: “Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.”

Much has been written about the meaning of that Zen proverb. Today, I see the message as my reminder that all of life is lived only in the present moment. Enlightenment is not a destination, it is found in every “now.” It is constant practice in the simplicity of focu...

May 23, 2019

Often, when couples are together for many years, they start to look like each other.  I’ve noticed this, have you? I don’t think this was the case with Wade and me, but I know I am not objective.

I do find that, for me, objects can take on a person’s characteristics and become touchstones. This realization is especially strong as I move around the empty spaces in this new...

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