An Apology

I have decided to remove my most recent post. While I was trying to convey my insights, I revealed too much about someone else. My sincerest apologies to my friend, whom I love.I haven't read all of Dante's Inferno, but I wonder if he created a circle of hell wherein people spend an eternity hunched over trying to pull their feet out of their mouths. If this exists, surely it is where I shall end up.I'll be gone from this blog for the next two weeks. My family is off to Colorado and … [Read more...]

Honor the Hearth

I've actually got a large post brewing in me about vulnerability and writing, but I've not had the space to cultivate it. The kids are intensely clingy - all the change of travel gets to them, even though I am so lucky that they travel well. We're back from Alaska but I'm preparing to leave again tomorrow for another trip for five days. This time alone, to California for a good friend's wedding. Of course, there is much to be done to prepare myself and my home for my departure.Which is a … [Read more...]

Dispatches from the Great White North

It’s been three years since I’ve been back to my hometown, Juneau, Alaska. My relationship to Juneau is complicated. I wrote about its formative qualities in the early part of my spiritual biography. I’ve never been away from Juneau for this long. It’s as if I have new eyes, and yet my senses remember: the way the water smells here, the feel of this beach, my legs know how to respond to the sea, my eyes know how to spot whales and eagles at 300 yards, my ears recognize the wake of the cruise ship … [Read more...]


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