Tag Archives: spiritual ecologies

Shift, Part 2

I’ve been living with an income decrease for almost 6 months now. I prepared for the “eventful” decrease with the help of one of my sons who has some financial savvy. I’m on a scary end of this financial learning … Continue reading

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drought, wildfire, and burning (freeway) bridges

The very dry summer of 2014 turned into the dry fall of 2014, just as the very dry summer of 2013 became the dry winter of 2013. The very dry winter of 2014 became the dry spring of 2015 and … Continue reading

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small losses

So I mourned the loss of my marriage. And maybe even more, I mourned the loss of my hopes for the marriage. On and off, over the last couple of years I’ve thought about how much loss there has been … Continue reading

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running its course

I see that walking away from my marriage, although I didn’t want to do it initially, is completely in my best interest. Really, it was my ex who walked away.  He wanted a new life, in a new place, with … Continue reading

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pain, reconsidered

Pain does some weird things to a person. Over the last 48 hours I’ve moved from contentment to dread to deep discomfort with my discomfort. In the process, I hit a brick wall of fear and sadness. Pretty typical. Depression … Continue reading

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freeze frame

I wrote this yesterday evening and hesitated posing it. Not for any reason, just did. Yesterday was the kind of day, had you come to the high desert, you’d want to linger for a bit. Today I want to put … Continue reading

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my blood

My blood comes from the mountains of West Virginia. I came of age in the heart of a city in the Great Lakes Rust Belt. I grew up watching its traffic and its creeks and rivers, walking along the lakeshore. … Continue reading

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