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Category: Zen & Neurosis

COVID-19 Reading Old Journals Project “Birthday Reflections” Part II – 2001-18

  Last year my friends Alysia and Tonyehn organized a wonderful birthday party at the 16th Ward in Scranton for me.Reflecting on this...

COVID-19 Reading Old Journals Project “Birthday Reflections” Part I – 1986-99

    My 46 birthday is this Thursday, April 30, and because of the current COVID-19 crisis this year it will be different than all...

Carried By a Great Wind: A Life Lesson from Tony Soprano

This quote attributed to the Ojibwe Tribe appears in episode three of the final season of The Sopranos celebrating its 20th anniversary...

Of Wall Calendars & Finding the Porch Within

Buying a wall calendar is an important ritual for me. Despite the ubiquitous digital calendar reminders available, there is something so...

Thoughts After the First Snowfall-November 2016

The first snowfall comes like an unplanned ritual. We never know when, but when it happens we stop. Struck again by what seems a sudden and...

Dental Appointment

I am in the waiting room at the dentist. Six months went fast. Last time I had a scarf wrapped around my face and now it is 90 degrees in...

Blue Lotus

After a harrowing day of meetings, difficult personalities and small personal failures that have reduced my consciousness to a crater of...