Monthly Archives: February 2019

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I am not my job. I am not my net worth. I am not a test score. I am not my address. You are not your sex. You are not your faith. You are not your skin. You are not … Continue reading

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somnambulism and awakening to our real, gentle selves

I am tired. Tired of all the struggles. Tired of the ongoing injustices, the continually expanding crop of manufactured crises and suffering, the harsh and divisive language that tweets from the top and reverberates through our beleaguered lives. Tomorrow marks … Continue reading

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dog walks at the shelter

Walks with my canine friends at the shelter continue. There is always a need. Most of my furry buddies are pretty excited to get out into the snow, delighted to snuffle their noses a bit in the white stuff. They … Continue reading

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and… hell, yeah

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train

a journey within a journey snakes a path bearing hopefuls each with their own story making new stories the slow arduous ascent through the hills the frenzied rocking passage of night some sleep through the dream the rhythmic loping along … Continue reading

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the long month of february

Contrary to the simplistic assertions of the calendar, February is, in fact, the longest month of the year. Ask any Michigander. The cold, the snow, and the dearth of sunshine conspire to thwart our typical notion of time. Where once … Continue reading

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