Tag Archives: sacred

Dramatic introduction

Today is the composer Gustav Mahler’s birthday. Mahler is deep, deep inside me. When Isaac was just barely 24 hours old (29+ years ago), JB and I were sitting on our bed with Isaac between us, our hands resting on … Continue reading

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The everyday as large as the sacred

Syd Lieberman died today. We already miss his immense heart and compassionate humanity, his inspired ability to make the everyday as large as the sacred through every story he told. Genuine and truthful and loving, he was able to move us all … Continue reading

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“Ten thousand times and much more slowly”

“Ten thousand times and much more slowly.” These are the words of my qigong and T’ai chi teacher. It is often the intent of exercise in our culture to work quickly, working up a sweat, getting the heart rate to speed … Continue reading

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Wedge of Dawn

A wedge of dawn this morning as I worked my way south to work. Up late preparing for class and grading papers. Up early to get to school before traffic on Lake Shore Drive gets too solid and clogged and … Continue reading

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5:28 this morning

at 5:28 this morning while I was brushing my teeth JB was taking a photo of the nearly full moon peering through a couple of holes in a leaf in the backyard how can something so profound occur while I … Continue reading

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Abundant blessings

IB is home. He landed in Chicago about 10:30 last night, after almost 27 hours of travel. He looked tired, but fit and bright. We met him with some friends, a large banner supported by our efforts on Google Translate, … Continue reading

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The ash Buddha

Today JB and I cut down a volunteer ash tree right between the neighbor’s and our backyard. The tree has been getting repeatedly tangled in the powerlines. It was growing in the exact wrong spot, right underneath the place where … Continue reading

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