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Short reflections and ideas with very little polish or editing.

Mar 27, 2020

The Times, They Are A'Changin'

The Times, They Are A'Changin'

I've noticed a huge range of reactions to the recent changes in our society - millions now working from home, schools closing, government proclamations, etc. - some folks are thriving, some are struggling mightily.

Mar 20, 2020

On the Shared Struggle of Reality

On the Shared Struggle of Reality

If we can accept that we do not deserve more than any other person, and that the impact of the loss of our own life will not matter or less than anyone else's, we may finally be able to fully experience reality, as it is.

Mar 7, 2020

Process First.

Process First.

We have to experience the intensity of our true feelings as they are, in a place where we are protected from judgement and/or exploitation. And we must do so BEFORE we begin to analyze and make decisions about how to proceed.

Mar 5, 2020

#WOManifesto

#WOManifesto

I'm not some impetuous child. I'm not in the habit of overestimating my abilities. The amount of shit I get done every day - with competence and grace - is astounding. I'm not

Feb 21, 2020

Kindness.

Kindness.

I don't think kindness is about doing people a favor, or giving a pass to people who 'don't deserve it'. I think kindness is something deeper and more profound.

Jan 31, 2020

The Process.

The Process.

This is the process. It's horrible, and glorious, and violent and ecstatic - and the only way out is through.

Jan 24, 2020

Seriously.

Seriously.

Yesterday afternoon I caught a glimpse of my face in the mirror. I looked like I felt - heavy, tired and worried. And older.

Jan 10, 2020

Tolerance... for being alive.

Tolerance... for being alive.

Most of us are living in a state of intolerance for the discomfort we feel about not knowing, or doing, or being everything for which we inherently know we have the potential.

Jan 3, 2020

Creativity Doesn't Feel Like Winning

Creativity Doesn't Feel Like Winning

Perhaps it's understandable that we focus on the results of creative efforts - on the products of creativity - rather than the processes by which they come to be. Our society measures the value of things in the most superficial of ways, after all.