Category Archives: Mythology

This blog tells the story of my personal mythology, developed over my lifetime. Myths are stories about meaning and essence.

Nyack Nights – A Few Pages from a Novel I Began Years Ago

Over two decades ago I began writing a novel called Nyack Nights, which was going to be about the town where I lived for six happy years in my late teens and early twenties. This novel was going to be … Continue reading

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The Change That Happens Between One Heartbeat and the Next

It’s been a long time since I’ve written in this blog because all my time has been taken up by teaching at the university, by grading hundreds of papers, by shepherding eighteen and nineteen year olds to get through one … Continue reading

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Laughing with God

I once spent a year travelling to a workshop called “Spirit Dreaming.” Every couple of months forty people met in Northern California at a place called Camp Gualala, located in the middle of a redwood forest. For five days at … Continue reading

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