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Before enlightenment- Chop Wood- Carry Water After enlightenment- Chop Wood-Carry Water ZEN PROVERB There is no destination. We don’t really get anywhere nor do we really fix anything. We literally show up each day and experiment. Our experiments have all … Continue reading
As a kid in the Colorado mountains, I loved running around the fields, in the woods- anywhere outside. I’d come in at dusk after a long day of play, clothes drenched in tree sap, with dirty hands and face. I … Continue reading
1989- Nursing home work- Wheatridge, Colorado. Typical 3pm-11pm shift- Fluorescent bulbs evenly lighting each floor tile as I head into the routine of baths, dinner and bed. I’m surrounded by greatness not remembered. Interment camp survivors, an interpreter from the … Continue reading
Every year the WAC holds a collegiate rugby awards event. My previous teammate M.A. Sorensen comes to town from Philadelphia and gives out an award in her name to a deserving college athlete. I look forward to seeing her and getting … Continue reading
How do you define struggle? If you don’t struggle, you don’t learn and your experience doesn’t really get to be your own. I worked with Highline College to mentor an intern, Mahamoud. I wasn’t really sure what I was going … Continue reading
In my life I have primarily experienced the paradigm of punishment and reward. It is the most debilitating and difficult paradigm to see through. All of our society is organized around it. Do well, earn privileges, make mistakes and be … Continue reading
I’ve been away from Seattle, my dogs and the gym for over a week. It feels like it’s been almost a month. If I had it entirely my way, Greg would have the championship from Golden Gloves in his hand … Continue reading
Just about 5 years ago, I wondered, “what the hell have I done?” I was sitting in an empty Arcaro Central Area gym during what was supposed to be a noon class. As a matter of fact I sat in … Continue reading
This morning I woke up to dogs hounding me to go outside. I live in an apartment with a rooftop deck and so we go through the usual ritual of dressing appropriately for human interaction, the weather and terrain! I … Continue reading