Category Archives: Commentary

Tis Cold, Yes?

It’s morning. Temperature is six degrees with light snow expected. I have a fire going and feeling safe after a cold winter’s night. A log fire dissolves its way to ash giving back the heat and light of many seasons’ growth. Fluid flames dance in a flickering grace of form and orange light. Heat is the result. Light a soft byproduct. A few feet away is cold. It is a stinging cold with only a window glass to hold it back. It’s double glass, a…

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The Book of Silence

There are places of extreme quiet, where silence and nothing are one, and you cannot tell them apart. Places where only nature speaks and her sound is deafening as no other audible intrusion is near. One place is on a silent river. Where portions neither ripple nor descend through roaring  cataracts but carry liquid volumes in the stillness of deep flows and where it is far enough away from man’s modern concoctions that the only thing you hear are your thoughts. If you’ve never been…

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Trump’s Folly

I was going to publish a gentle experience on the magnificent of silence, and I will next, but this takes precedence on this date. The childish tweet from our president in response to North Korea’s nuclear button is an escalation of sand-box rhetoric between these two sophomoric leaders. Does not our president (and I purposely do not capitalize his undeserved title) realize bravado may lead us to nuclear mass destruction and destabilizes any hope for diplomacy? Macho stuff and innuendo of mine is bigger than…

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The Now of New

Happy New Year my friends! Beginnings always have an expectation. What happens next, where do we go from here? There is an old saying that says we attract to us what we fear. If it’s true, then the antidote must be true too. Within each of us is an immense creative positive energy that can find a way out of the fear, the sadness, the despair, and the negative conditions for which we often blame others. Perhaps it is time we take personal responsibility as…

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