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being present

being present

We live a very fractured existence. Part of it is very natural. As human beings we were meant to find the balance between our bodies, minds, and souls. The pursuit of balance is difficult enough, but then you tack on seven billion other human beings who are also...
military fatigues

military fatigues

I only wish I asked for his name. I was sitting and writing yesterday, at my usual five a.m. hour, when I noticed a middle aged man fast asleep at a table on the other side of the dining room. The staff seemed to know him because they showed very little concern about...
count your blessings

count your blessings

At some point in our life we’ve all heard that we should count our blessings. This usually happens when we are feeling down, or when something tragic begins to consume us. When we hear it, our response is most interesting. Typically, we tend to nod and toy with the...
porn and muffins

porn and muffins

We are a tribe and clan people. All of us. We identify ourselves by race, country, and religion but we are clan people. All of us identify and are at our best when we are not alone but are surrounded by like minded people. Because there is strength in numbers. There...
I am who I am

I am who I am

I think I know who I am and it feels damn good. Really, really good. But I still stumble in the dark sometimes. There are days and long stretches of time when I don’t feel quite good enough. I feel like a complete failure. Like a roulette wheel of mistakes. Always...
a positive heart

a positive heart

  I’m not sure when it happened or how it happened but I’ve been receiving many compliments lately for having a positive heart. Strangers are coming up to me in social settings and commenting how hopeful my view on life is. The shower me with many compliments,...