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Foundations: Jetties – A Foundation for Life

1951 – Age2½ These rocks form jetties.  A jetty is “a pier or other structure projecting into a body of water to influence the current or tide or protect a harbor or shoreline”.  I cannot recall a childhood summer without … Continue reading

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Foundations: Togetherness

I have 451 friends, and they all hear everything I have to say.  With the stroke of an enter key, I can share with them all what I had for breakfast.  I am so connected.  Certainly our capability to communicate … Continue reading

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The Library: Tell Me a Story, Revisited

From the first moment of cognizance in our lives, we are collecting stories.  This is usually referred to as “making memories”, but it’s the same thing.  You may or may not think of yourself as a storyteller, but every time … Continue reading

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The Labyrinth: of Gratitude

In 1992, I was arrested with some people that were breaking into cars in Pine Lake.  Seeing that I was on a leave of absence from my family’s first group home, they called my DFACS caseworker to come pick me … Continue reading

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The Garden: Coexist

So often, when we think of the creatures of the earth, we consider ourselves apart from all the rest.  There are humans, and then there are all the rest of the non-human animals in The Garden (whom we call simply … Continue reading

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Journeys: Never Alone

“I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you feel all alone.” -Robin Williams, in World’s Greatest Dad … Continue reading

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Departures: Miraculous

A few days ago, I saw a rainbow.  Probably the most vibrant rainbow that I have personally ever witnessed (the image doesn’t do it justice).  Not a particularly unusual occurrence, but what made this sighting noteworthy is that it appeared … Continue reading

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Departures: The Gift in Good-Bye

“The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. Maybe they always have been and will be. Maybe we’ve lived a thousand lives before this one and in each of them we’ve found each other. … Continue reading

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Departures: Hello Yesterday

Developmental psychologist Erik Erickson discussed specific life stages.  There are tasks to be accomplished at each stage before moving on to the next.  Toddlers are called to assert independence; school-aged children to discover their place in community; young adults to … Continue reading

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Departures: Radical Hospitality

When guests come to stay in our home, it is common for us to make a concerted effort to prepare our home for their visit.  After all, they are going to be living among us for that brief period of … Continue reading

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