Monthly Archives: July 2009

night sky in the city

the lights from the city have stolen the stars one by one so that legs and arms are missing and arrows fly without an archer or even a bow and children with wild hearts and no one left to remember rename the sky summoning suns and planets like imaginary friends

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Rethinking Religion

I am coming to the comfortable conclusion that I am not a “believer.” While I believe there is a God, an Energy,… He, It, She is not the God I imagined most of my life. And imagine is indeed what I have been doing. What had drawn me to worship was a sense of community…what […]

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NSEW

A long drive into Seattle yesterday. But it was a beautiful day and I caught up with myself. Sometimes one needs to be trapped in a car for five hours to get some time alone. It was good. At one point during my trip I found myself stopped completely on I5…one car among hundreds idling […]

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Ar-Ra’uf

the compassionate regenerative power of the One  reconnecting your heart to Unity If you want to be free of self, haunt the tavern of love. In this sanctuary, egotism is heresy. Only lovers who have no fear can enter. Only here the bird of your breath can nest and rest in the palm of the […]

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dragonfly

arizona heat is old testament full of vengeance and an angry God but the desert is resurrection waiting for you to endure enough to reveal that she is impossibly alive     photograph taken in July at a nature preserve in Wickenburg, Arizona temperature…  110 degrees

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Two poems on a summer evening

written on Richard’s patio in the moment…. On the eve before collection day  At 15th and Thompson he sings  as he works to a percussion of metal and glass he is like  a salmon in a never ending river always swimming upstream not returning home but away from what is familiar by Deidre Applaudings A […]

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Family

I am living in a very full home these days. My daughter, Devoney, is home for a piece of the summer, my son RJ too, before he heads off for his first year of college. And two friends, Marcy and Melissa, and their son, Trout, have also moved in. Six people in a two bedroom, […]

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life and honesty

I am back after spending a week in the summer heat of Arizona.  It was family week, a week of family therapy as a part of my daughter’s treatment for an eating disorder.  I can only say it was an intense time, full of emotion, uncomfortable feelings, relief, pain, and even humor.  I believe we […]

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