Random Awesomeness

Announcements, rants, affirmations and all else that doesn’t quite fit into the other categories are posted here. From poetry that probably won’t be made into a song, to in-the-moment expressions of thoughts and feelings that probably won’t make it into a story. I will share here, whatever comes to mind and heart. Occasionally, I also may take creative writing pieces from my past, revise and revive them to post here.

11/20/18: On the Mend

Things do get old. They dry up and fold. Decrepit dermis. Decay and mold. Climate of sin. On succulent skin. Will crinkle and crack. Ooze from within. Still is the bone. Not written in stone. Moving like marrow. There to atone. Come not the end. This body, this friend. Nurture its nature. And live on [...]

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11/15/18: Morning Meditation

Inhale (two, three four, five six... ) Exhale (two, three, four, five, six... ) So much is different, so much the same. I sit here in silence, with a million thoughts. None of which matter. None of which will stay with me long enough to even make to this page. A testimony to my practice, [...]

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11/14/2018: Back… But not Exactly Here

And so it goes... Goodness only knows The bag, the boil, the big fat foil. Nothing left of those... To start anew... Shared with but a few In love, in life, in all my strife. So much work to do... Random as it be... Never only me A gift, a glance, a second chance. Solid [...]

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9/20/18: Comfortably Naked

“Just beyond / yourself. // It’s where / you need / to be. // Half a step / into / self-forgetting / and the rest / restored / by what / you’ll meet. // There is a road / always beckoning. // When you see / the two sides / of it / closing together [...]

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8/31/18: Implicitly Naked

Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself ------ Ellas McDaniel a.k.a. Bo Diddley ------------------------------------------- Earlier this week I was driving to work and listening to Krista Tippett interviewing Mahzarin Banaji and I remember thinking... "Dang, Krista! You sure have created a great job for yourself. Good for you!" Listening to Ms. Banaji and her [...]

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8/29/18: Naked is, as Naked Does

When I got tired, I slept. When I got hungry, I ate. When I had to go, you know, I went. ------ Forrest Gump --------------------------------------- I get up to pee It's just me The last thing last night I now see I lie down to sleep Not to creep I cuddle and feel It is [...]

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8/27/18: All The Naked People

Have you been around Have you done your share of comin' down On different things that people do? Have you been aware? You got brothers and sister who care About what's gonna happen to you In a year from now Maybe I'll be there to shake your hand Maybe I'll be there to share the [...]

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8/26/18: The Morning Practice (A Day Remains)

“Care and Quality are internal and external aspects of the same thing. A person who sees Quality and feels it as he works is a person who cares. A person who cares about what he sees and does is a person who’s bound to have some characteristic of quality.”  ------ Robert M. Pirsig, (Zen and [...]

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8/25/18: Agressive Nakedness

"We can’t connect unless we are already separate; and we can’t separate unless we are already connected. Such is the apparent paradox of relationship. Real intimacy is the art of balancing togetherness and apartness so that they are not so much polar opposites as they are dance partners. The relationship is the dance floor; what [...]

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