Tag Archives: Story

An Eagle Touched By God

Every so often a story comes to me in an email that I feel compelled to share. The last time this happened was when someone forwarded an email to me called “Hope in Japan” about how many of the residents … Continue reading

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Won’t Bow. Don’t Know How.

In her book Eat, Pray, Love Liz Gilbert was lucky enough to meet an earthy, caring, and wise southern gentleman called Richard from Texas who alternately kicked her ass when she needed it and gave her all the love he … Continue reading

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Today I Began to Write My Book – At Last!

I just wanted to note here in this place where I share many of my most honest thoughts that I started writing my book today. I have made a commitment to try and write for at least an hour a day, every … Continue reading

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My Mother and the Museum Curator

–For Debby, my Favorite Seester, who said, “Why don’t you write something funny?” Our mothers…the very mention of the word can bring a chill of dread to our hearts, yet there is probably no one else we have ever loved … Continue reading

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Coyotes Never Give Up

“I have cast my gaze two hundred years down the road to dreamers I’ll never know who may, like me, hear sensible voices lovingly telling them to stay safe and not take foolish chances. I want The Coyotes to whisper … Continue reading

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My Body Is an Archangel of Love

Today my body is an archangel of love Whose wings fly open in astonishment At the hawk that thrusts past my window, At the tiny monarch caterpillars in my garden, everywhere, Whose mother kissed the leaves of the milkweed On … Continue reading

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My First Poem in Thirty-Five Years

Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön tells the true story of a man who wanted to rid himself of all his negative emotions, but especially his terrible fear. Nothing worked because whatever his meditation teacher told him, he managed to turn it … Continue reading

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