Category Archives: Reflections

Invisible legacy

The other day I enjoyed Randy Siegel‘s thoughts regarding “A Question of Legacy” in his e-newsletter.  As I read about his art collecting, the concept of leaving a legacy, feelings on letting go of a piece, and the strangeness of … Continue reading

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The ugly man

Yesterday afternoon I chose to do something I had not done before. I felt rude, but chose this action because it was less rude than my initial reaction. The man was touring the Lightship Chesapeake during the work day I … Continue reading

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Suspicious envelope

Yesterday I found an email in my in box, which asserts that “If everyone really knew how much they were loved, not only from ‘above,’ but by everyone now in their life, there’d be little hearts drawn on everything from … Continue reading

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Adventure has a name

Something big struck me as I pedaled along in the steady wind beneath the glorious sky this morning. Several streams of recent thought and discussion flowed together into one point, starting with the recollection that, about a year ago, a … Continue reading

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Integration and disintegration: you are what you do

Let’s take a few moments to ponder the Enneagram Personality System‘s description of the two modes of being: Direction of Integration = Growth; and Direction of Disintegration = Stress. I was talking about this concept with a friend last week. … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with Craig?

When I found out what’s really wrong with Craig, I was especially glad that, during the past year and a half since I first encountered the man, I have acted upon my belief in treating all people kindly. Continue reading

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What I have on fear

Fear is the featherless thing that stops you in your tracks, that freezes the mind and numbs the fingers. Fear twists its way through your guts, turns you green inside, squeezes you into submission. It robs you of your feathers, … Continue reading

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Magical footprints

I saw something magical this morning while walking at the wildlife refuge. Among the piles of driftwood along the shore was a long pressure-treated plank, about 8″ wide. Being that the board was green, and not much tide-worn, I noticed … Continue reading

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The butterflies of October

While canvassing in an older neighborhood yesterday, I came across a bedraggled mourning cloak butterfly drawing sustenance from one of numerous crushed crab apples on the sidewalk. Its broken and battered wings flapped silently as it drank. The sight of … Continue reading

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