Monthly Archives: July 2011

An Extraordinary Day

I had the privilege over the week-end to spend a day of retreat out at Spirit Rock Meditation Center with Joanna Macy, Jennifer Berezan and a few hundred other people. A much longer post is coming about this most amazing … Continue reading

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The Well From Which I Drink

I want to be alone. I want to spend plenty of time deeply engaged with others. But others don’t come first. They used to, they always did. It was what I always knew and thought I’d always want. But not … Continue reading

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Three Women Walk into a Restaurant …

(My first attempt at writing in the third person, an important and necessary stretch in my writing practice) … a 46 year-old, a 54 year-old and a 73 year old. They were originally connected by a workplace that each describes … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

My given name is Christina Marie, but for my entire life, my name has been Chris. Virtually everyone I know has called me Chris. Sometimes family members have called me Christina, but never with any regularity. My mother used it … Continue reading

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Some Quotes I Like

I love quotes.  I collect them like some people collect artifacts or pottery. Here’s a small smattering of some I’ve come across recently that I like: ☼     Those who are familiar with ancient folklore, or are up above the rest … Continue reading

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Amiel’s Journal Excerpt

Mary did it again, just as I was doing a little pining one morning. Just perfect! Let mystery have its place in you, do not be always turning up your whole soil with the plowshare of self examination, but leave … Continue reading

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Wag More, Bark Less

In this here bumper sticker land, this one seems to be the most popular. This is funny. There I was in San Francisco, readying to head north to Sonoma County, specifically to Petaluma and my friend Mary’s, the next stop … Continue reading

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