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processing by way of poetry

Image credit: Jason // Kayaking with Isaiah on Lake Washington last Saturday I’ve been processing something big recently and my usual forms of writing have not sufficed to help me make meaning of what I’m experiencing.  Instead I have been… Continue Reading →

Queenlight

The River Why I’ve been working my way slowly through The River Why by David James Duncan this month.   Duncan wrote my favorite novel, The Brothers K, and while The River Why hasn’t yet gripped me in quite the same way,… Continue Reading →

Bright Sadness & Male Spirituality

May 9, 2017 Our community group this year is listening to various podcasts and focusing on the meditation and reflection sparked by those podcasts.  If you’d like to follow along with us, you can check out my notes here on the blog… Continue Reading →

Abide in My Love

#AwkwardTuesday and the Chanting Eleven Just when I think our Community Group has reached its absolute limit in awkwardness (remember the kazoo-ing?), we manage to outdo ourselves.  Last night might have been the most awkward of all. We started off, as we always… Continue Reading →

45 days

I’ve been dragging my heels with my second novel.  I was so crushed by the failure (it’s ok, I’m ok, we can call it that) of the first one and have since been bogged down by serious self-doubt and endless navel… Continue Reading →

a child’s birthday

image credit Another trip around the sun Another year of bones stretching, sinews strengthening Ever onward and upward and going, going, going, That’s the way, yes! No. Come back. Come back to me. Out you spin, centrifugally pulled dancing, skipping, running… Continue Reading →

Seeds of Peace

Image credit April 18, 2017 Our community group this year is listening to various podcasts and focusing on the meditation and reflection sparked by those podcasts.  If you’d like to follow along with us, you can check out my notes here on… Continue Reading →

To Isaiah

On your 7th Birthday Dear Isaiah, We spent Spring Break last week in Santa Barbara, visiting friends and soaking in the sun that has hidden its face from us longer than usual this past Winter.  As I think back on… Continue Reading →

I’ve got your number

April 4, 2017 Our community group this year is listening to various podcasts and focusing on the meditation and reflection sparked by those podcasts.  If you’d like to follow along with us, you can check out my notes here on the blog… Continue Reading →

#AwkwardTuesday & the Kazoo Band

March 28, 2017 This week our Community Group celebrated #AwkwardTuesday with… kazoos.  I thought it couldn’t get more awkward than washing each other’s feet but I may have been wrong. We started off, as we always do, with a shared meal…. Continue Reading →

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