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Beware Of

The puppy was a foundling and they didn’t know his mix, his Lineage, till he got older and began to show himself Then they saw he was a guard dog with a scary mouth and sharp bark and defiant stance … Continue reading

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The Black Dog Still Wags His Tail

To Hala The black dog stands by his grave and Wags his tail at The sight of me He hasn’t seen me for a while but That means nothing — Friendship has no expiration date His coat is thick and … Continue reading

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Bedtime Stories*

The moment I turn out the light, exhale the day, the chatter starts, chatter that rattles me wide awake when all I want is to sail off to sleep. So I use a trick: superimpose another conversation, one of my … Continue reading

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Being a lighthouse

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” — Albert Einstein As I was wrapping up the writing of my book Land Whisperer | A Guide to Partnering Energetically with Any Environment, I was … Continue reading

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Loops and spirals

One recent Sunday morning I went walking on a familiar hillside trail with panoramic views of the whole Bay Area as well as enclosed, wooded segments. The weather had turned hot so I went early. I was weighed down by … Continue reading

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Dino

I took a long walk in a regional park last Sunday morning. The day had begun cool and foggy as it often does in the East Bay. Not many hikers or bikers were out on this usually well-populated trail, maybe … Continue reading

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The golden gate

I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area from Hawai’i Island in late April 2014. Part of 2012 and most of 2013 and ’14 were dedicated to the move, a major life shift on every level. Now that most of … Continue reading

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The balm of compassion

The universe persists in sending us what we need to grow in awareness and feel our connection to all that is. Often it doesn’t seem so; in fact, often it feels the reverse, especially when we’re faced with one challenge … Continue reading

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The call to Earth work

Earth work is a calling. It’s not something you decide to do in advance of beginning to carry out the work. You don’t decide to train for it either, though you may in fact be training (apprenticing) for it unawares. … Continue reading

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On lineage

Lineage has been an abstraction to me most of my life. But that began to change several years ago when I learned of  — and felt — the connection to my blood and spiritual ancestor Isaac Luria, a 16th century Kabbalah master, … Continue reading

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