Category Archives: The Fine Art

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Faith, Courage, Surrender

The ending of a marriage is a BIG change. Especially after twenty four years. Even when the end is something desired. Big changes can be scary sometimes. I find myself feeling worthless on occasion. I want nothing. Not a damn … Continue reading

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Reflections on Death, pt. 2

All the rituals and stories we create around and about Death are largely to comfort and help the living. The dead generally need very little if any help from the living. They are dead; their jobs here are done. There … Continue reading

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Handling The Changes

Sometimes the process of becoming gentler, of becoming nonviolent doesn’t feel nonviolent or gentle. I think this is because we resist the changes, changes that we have asked for with our whole hearts. Only the new stuff is, well NEW! … Continue reading

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Reflections on Death, pt. 1

A simple fact of life: some day I will die. We all will. I believe that’s a good thing. It’s a perfectly natural part of the process. Life happens, then Death happens. We claim to be enamored of the former … Continue reading

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Conclusions?

I came across this piece from years ago about the death of my father. I have no idea if I ever published it but just in case I kept it to myself all those years, here it is now in … Continue reading

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The Question

It occurred to me last night how fortunate I am. I was having a conversation with Doug, the spousal unit and it somehow came around to food. We both agreed at the time we didn’t need any. Our refrigerator and … Continue reading

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Hurt and Anger

When I am angry, I fully realize that I am not in my rational mind. It feels very out of control; out of control does not feel good. Many people recognize the lack of feel good, but miss the bit … Continue reading

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22: When We Fail Our Superheroes

A sleeping pill prescription??? Our soldiers need and deserve so much more! We need them to be badasses while enlisted, sure, but when they come home it’s OUR DAMN TURN to help them integrate, to heal. Twenty-two veterans and one … Continue reading

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My Life In Moments When….

I realized today that meme that’s been going around the net for awhile “That (awkward) moment when….” could easily be used to describe all those interesting moments – awkward, awesome and otherwise – of realization. So, in no particular order … Continue reading

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No Such Things As Coincidences

I’m a total believer in the saying “There’s no such thing as coincidences.” Too much in my life has been testament to that to believe otherwise. If you pay attention, you’ll find the Universe is very communicative. As a matter … Continue reading

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