Where Does Faith Begin?

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i awoke scared today of thoughts and what-if’s. that list of things that keeps us lonely even amongst friends.   i pondered faith today, wondering where and how it begins, each time in life in each of us in me.   it’s been said that faith begins where philosophy ends. if this is true, then […]

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The Real Cost of (false) Advertising

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The meaning of un-extraordinary might be a breakfast sandwich that fills a hole in your stomach and costs $5 at a place more commonly known for its customizable “coffee.” This breakfast sandwich looked delicious, with a thick slice of Canadian bacon, scrambled egg and a layer of graded cheddar cheese between two slices of fresh baked […]

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A Rare Kind of Dialogue

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I happened upon the late physicist and author, David Bohm while conducting research for my Master’s thesis. Bohm wrote a ground breaking book called, Wholeness and the Implicate Order in which he introduced his interpretation of Quantum Physics. His writing about the nature of life at the sub-atomic level was lyrical but concrete, rational but […]

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On Change – An Excerpt from Rumi

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I had a difficult weekend. Still grieving the premature loss of my father months ago. After wrestling alone most of yesterday, I found a gentle place. And then a friend sent me this excerpt from Rumi. Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead let life live through you. And do not […]

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What Dancing in Cuba Taught Me About Listening

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The following post recounts an experience I had during my first of many trips to Cuba from 1999 – 2012. “Quiero una cerveza,” I tell the bartender “Crystal o Bucanero?” he asks. The two main beers of Cuba, one on the lighter side, the other, slightly more dark. “Dame una Crystal,” I say with the […]

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The Need to Be Right Makes Me Stupid

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A Typical Day It’s 2 in the afternoon on a Sunday when I see Mei-Lian, my landlady’s Gardner, squatting beside the bushes outside my apartment. A quiet 60-something woman from Mainland China, she greets me with a warm, “hay-wo.” She’s holding a pair of long arm plant clippers in one hand and fresh plant cuttings […]

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