Monthly Archives: January 2014

Letting Go of the Shore

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When my son, Colin, was three years old he realized he was going to die. He wasn’t sick, and we had never talked about death. He just walked up to me one day and said, “When I die, some boy will get all my toys.” No drama, simply an acknowledgement. I, on the other hand,… Read more »

Selling the Farm

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I could see the world from there My heart-rest Warped walls that welcomed me Paper peeling revealing Stronger stuff Horse hair, lath and plastered With love and anger and hope and despair That joyous shudder of surrender When I entered her Drowned now By the drone of refrigerators and baseboard heaters Getting on with it

Happy Reading Happy New Year

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I didn’t know it, but I spent December reading books about happiness. Well, I knew I was reading. But I thought I was reading about how to do no harm, how to surrender to uncertainty, to be kinder and more compassionate. Which, as I discovered, leads to happiness. Not a happiness as in it’s going… Read more »