Practices for Recovering Resilience

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The Perspective of Long, Deep Time

I’ve just returned from an 8-day Wilderness Travel trip kayaking and bushwhacking through Glacier Bay and the Tongass National Forest in Alaska. A trip booked originally in August 2019 from […]

Heroic Listening

I was struck by the juxtaposition of these two quotes this week, the first from Mark Nepo’s webinar series on Fear, Pain, and Grief: Heroes didn’t leap tall buildings or […]

Silent and Overflowing Leisure 

The summer peacefulness that the poet Rabindranath Tagore evokes below, the dedication to life in a silent and overflowing leisure, has become a more frequent experience in my retirement. Yes, […]

John O’Donohue on Retirement

When I posted and emailed to friends John O’Donohue’s For a New Beginning, a good friend sent in return O’Donohue’s poem For Retirement. I had lost track of it, even […]


The growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half […]

“The Anatomy of Peace” 

A friend shared this poem in our Gourmet Poets Society gathering last weekend. It cracked us up with its lightness and levity poignantly touching the truth of the “divorce” between […]

Take All the Time You Need

My Gourmet Poets Society meets this weekend; some of us meeting in person, masked, outdoors in the garden. Some joining by Zoom.  In the process of de-cluttering, which seems a […]

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