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Living in the Layers

I have walked through many lives,some of them my own,and I am not who I was,though some principle of beingabides, from which I strugglenot to stray. We’re all collectors of sorts. Accumulating experience, relationships and perspective as we march through our time on this spinning blue ball in the dark vacuum of infinity. We acquire…

Community | Culture

Opening the Blind Eye

I’ve heard a few people describe Boston as a racist city. I tend to get defensive and indignant when I hear this, because I don’t think of the city as particularly racist compared to other cities I’ve been to. But then again, I’m a white male with limited experience living with the encroaching beliefs of…

Community | Culture | Philosophy | Seasons

Let It Rain

“The sound of the rain needs no translation.” – Alan Watts A rainy weekend dashes the dreams of many. For me it provides an opportunity to refill the pool, water the garden and catch up on reading and favorite old songs from years ago. Songs that pair well with raindrops tapping on hard surfaces. Rainy…

Garden and Home | Nature | Seasons

The Air is Thick

I’ve surrounded myself with friends who treat me kindly for forty-eight weeks of the year and then abuse me for four. They were here first, they tell me amidst their relentless attack. Who are you but our guest? I nod in reluctant acceptance of my fate. There are two times of year that are especially…

Career | Exploration | Lifestyle | Personal Growth

Decide

“In a world where death is the hunter, my friend, there is not time for regrets or doubts. There is only time for decisions.” – Carlos Castaneda, Journey To Ixtlan If you happen to glance at a calendar today you’ll note that the month is quickly disappearing into history. Soon it will join all the…