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24 11, 2020

Mrs. Honan

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When I was in 5th grade, my teacher's name was Mrs. Honan. Our classroom windows faced south east looking out onto the sports fields, and every morning the sun would pour into the upstairs room with its slanted roof and skylights. Our class was made of twelve students and six desks, each of us sharing

1 11, 2020

Seeing Big and Far

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Back to the Future I recently was in Dartmoor, the home to several Bronze Age ruins. Grimspound is the best preserved stone circular village dating from about 1450 BC. The remains consist of a large circle with roughly 24 remnants of individual houses. As I walked between the stones, I saw people in animal pelts

28 08, 2020

Transitions

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Sometimes life feels but a series of transitions. From one day to the next, from one season to another. What we often don't see until we are able to take distance from the day to day, is that over the course of these rolling transitions evolves a larger arc of patterns, a life of triumph

1 08, 2020

The Courage to Continue

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When we're born, we don't realise that we are setting out on what will be an unknown, epic journey.  A life unfolds over a long time, and our understanding of its meaning changes and ripens with experiences, one connecting to another in succession.  Over time, we come to think we know what to expect, until

16 04, 2020

dear diary : sitting with disorientation

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self isolation, day 32 Dear Diary, I'm sorry I haven't written. It's not that I haven't wanted to, haven't had monologues in my mind about what I'd write, if only I had the time, or the energy. It's just that....life is a little different than I'd thought it would be. It's the feeling of skiing