Dive into the Unknown

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“Courage is mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” ~ Mark Twain    A number of years ago, my 20 year old nephew left for Taiwan to teach English and learn Mandarin. We went for a farewell hike and I asked him what he was looking forward to most. He thought about it for a […]

An Open Door

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 “Our openness to experience determines the number of possibilities available to us.” ~ Magnus    The fresh scent of waffles wafted through open French doors at a small cafe in Malibu. Fuchsia Bouganvilla on draping vines accentuated fuchsia tableclothes amid throngs of chatting customers in the buzzing atmosphere.    A stream of sunlight kissed a little girl of […]

A Flock of Geese

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Energy is Grace   Enjoying fresh blueberries at a farmers market, I noticed a small Martial Arts Master in his Dojo robe  inadvertently wave his hand westward indicating the flow of  birds. As he did so, a line of nine customers very gently and ever so slightly, swayed forward, westward, along with his hand. The Master […]

A Country Road

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  The forest makes your heart grow gentle.     Rounding a bend on a windy old country road, I sensed something wondrous ahead. The first thing that caught my eye was a very rusty old street sign attached to a large cedar tree at an extremely tight angle. At some point – possibly 40 years previously […]

Creative Spark

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“I heard he sang a good song, I heard he had a style, And so I came to see him, to listen for a while. And there he was, this young boy, a stranger to my eyes… Strumming my pain with his fingers, Singing my life with his words. Healing me softly with his song, […]