Gimme Shelter

Oh, a storm is threat’ning My very life today If I don’t get some shelter Oh yeah, I’m gonna fade away             “Gimme Shelter” – The Rolling Stones, 1969 Sheltering in place, safe at home, stay at home, lockdown, and quarantine orders are part of our lives during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Collectively, for the foreseeable future we’ll…

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What Would I Say If I Came to Myself for Advice at this Time?

What would I say if I came to myself for advice at this time? This sucks! But accept the painful absurdity of living during a pandemic. Stay home and follow the directions of experts.  Wash.  Isolate.  Distance.  Repeat. Stay present.  Don’t deny reality or go away.  Avoid desensitization.  Ensure there is structure, ritual, and purpose…

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The Divine in Daily Life

“These are not however, the days of miracles, and I suppose it will be granted that I am not to expect a direct revelation.”                                     Abraham Lincoln In my early twenties I began to read the novelist, essayist and preacher, Frederick Buechner.  It is said, what we read when we’re young may become a lasting…

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Church of Rock & Pop

On a Sunday morning sidewalk, I’m wishing, Lord, that I was stoned. ‘Cause there’s something in a Sunday That makes a body feel alone. And there’s nothing short a’ dying That’s half as lonesome as the sound Of the sleeping city sidewalk And Sunday morning coming down -“Sunday Morning Coming Down” by Kris Kristofferson In…

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Peace, Love, & Understanding

As I walk through This wicked world Searchin’ for light in the darkness of insanity. I ask myself Is all hope lost? Is there only pain and hatred, and misery?   And each time I feel like this inside, There’s one thing I wanna know: What’s so funny ’bout peace love & understanding?                         –…

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Self + Soul + Spirit + Relationships

It’s always easier to learn something than to use what you have learned.                                     Chaim Potok, “The Promise” Nowhere is this truer than with ourselves.  Integrating self, soul, spirit, and relationships into balanced and healthy whole person is a lifelong process.  No matter the age begun, it makes a lasting mark on our life and…

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