Monthly Archives: April 2011

Luminous

In the last seven minutes of meditation, after the first day of a weekend retreat, fifty people are positioning themselves on their cushions in preparation for metta practice. I settle in without beginner’s mind, ready to recite, “May I be … Continue reading

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Finger Lakes Park, Missouri

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Crazy Love

As my runs are edging up into double digit mileage in preparation for an upcoming half marathon, I decided to start taking a supplement called Gu mid-run. After pouring the chocolatey sludge down my throat and washing it into my … Continue reading

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Nights In China

Often when I’m cooking dinner, I think about China. I think about slipping off my shoes at the door and walking through my big dark living room with a bag full of vegetables I can’t seem to find on this … Continue reading

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Dreaming

“I will teach them not to stray…” -Hem

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Eight Miles

“Halfway point,” my Ipod announced to me this afternoon. “Four miles to go.” I thought, for a moment, that the woman speaking to me sounded a little different today, then realized her monotone voice changes with my own moods. Today … Continue reading

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The Funeral

Don’t Grieve. Anything you lose comes around in another form. The child weaned from mother’s milk now drinks wine and honey mixed. God’s joy moves from unmarked box to unmarked box, from cell to cell. As rainwater, down into flowerbed. … Continue reading

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