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Dia de los cariños

Here in Lago de Atitlán, Guatemala, where I lived for most of 2007 and where am staying for the month of February 2012, Valentine’s Day is called El Dia de los Cariños–The Day of the Tendernesses, or Caresses, or Love. … Continue reading

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Guest artist: Charles Christopher, revisited

A year ago I learned that my Los Angeles colleague, the photographer Charles Christopher, was making a wintertime pilgrimage to Venice, Italy, to fulfill a longtime dream of living in a stone house that he’d first seen and been captivated … Continue reading

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Guest artist: Robert McDowell

If Only Men Truly Listened If only men truly listened To everything their women say. I said, if only men truly listened To everything their women say, Maybe they’d be liberated From the heartbreaking way Their fathers distanced Themselves from … Continue reading

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Spiritual sustenance

How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean. ~ Arthur C. Clarke We have just swum back to our wintry high desert home after a holiday visit to the glorious Pacific Ocean. Our eyes have … Continue reading

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Guest artist: Melissa Crabtree

Water Canyon Launch the canoe at Mineral Bottom, northwest of Moab, Utah, in Canyonlands National Park. The Green River runs through Stillwater Canyon on this remarkable flat-water journey. It takes at least six days to paddle to Water Canyon, which … Continue reading

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“Los Nadies”/”The Nobodies” by Eduardo Galeano

These days I am swooning over “The Book of Embraces” by the Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano (whose “Memory of Fire,” a trilogy poetically chronicling the history of Latin America, I earlier swallowed in great, swift gulps). Here is a video by … Continue reading

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An ancient Gaelic prayer

May it be so for you, Deep peace of the running wave to you. Deep peace of the flowing air to you. Deep peace of the quiet earth to you. Deep peace of the gentle night to you. Moon and … Continue reading

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Giving thanks

“To have abundance in Soul does not mean having lots of things; it means having access to, and communication with, the essence of all things. “Once you are in touch with that, you have all things inside you. You don’t … Continue reading

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Your most holy tears

It seems like media has been making me cry a lot lately. And this, my friends, is good news. This morning I posted on Facebook several news stories about the middle-of-the-night, media-blacked-out bulldozer-and-police raid on the Occupy Wall Street protest “city” at Zuccotti Park. … Continue reading

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Open heart, insert Upsparkles

So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it. ~ J. Krishnamurti I … Continue reading

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