Category Archives: Personal Experience

The Grief and Intimacy of my Dear Brother’s death

Note: The following is a transcript from a talk I gave to the St. Croix Unitarians on August 19, 2018. My brother John died on June 15 2018. This month he would have been 61. He was as tall as I, … Continue reading

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Omen of the Four Vultures

7/2015: I leave my driveway in rural Wisconsin around noon, taking my dog on a walk.  I get to the edge of my property where I had re-planted a white pine that was going to die. The tree is now … Continue reading

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The Water Actually Spoke

In 1978, 23 years old and married half a year, Naomi and I spent nearly 3 months living in a rough cabin, perhaps 6 feet by 8 feet in size, surrounded on three sides by the BWCA. The BWCA is … Continue reading

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The Grace Of Kindness

Recently, I had a long moment of unexpected grace — a bestowed blessing. What makes this somewhat unique for me is that I was both reluctant to engage this opportunity and then completely baffled as to why I deserved it. … Continue reading

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Time through a Cat’s Eyes

The following poem is rendered from a nighttime dream I had when I was younger, in which I conversed with a Cheshire-like cat.  I was a cat with a human soul, primed for a hyper-real experience with potential consequences.

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