FREE BOOK – A Global Free Kindle Download Event for SMALL STONES FROM THE RIVER (Tuesday 8/1/17 – Wednesday 8/2/17)

Small Stones from the River is available as a free ebook from Tuesday, August 1, 2017 to Wednesday, August 2, 2017. LIKE DYLAN SAID: EVERYBODY MUST GET STONED. Don’t have a kindle? No worries. A kindle app is available for most smart devices and smart phones. You can still rock on with the small stones. … More FREE BOOK – A Global Free Kindle Download Event for SMALL STONES FROM THE RIVER (Tuesday 8/1/17 – Wednesday 8/2/17)

“Behind the scenes tour” of “Small Stones from the River”: meeting loss with generosity

“Small Stones from the River” is a companion book: a collection of nearly 200 short ideas, meditations, and poems called “small stones” that gently unfold as you read them. Small Stones from the River is a new book published this month! There is a story behind many of the small stones, so I thought I … More “Behind the scenes tour” of “Small Stones from the River”: meeting loss with generosity

Adjust the Mind

There are people talking loudly. They are interrupting my serenity. It looks like I will need to move. There is sweat on my forehead. I must wipe it away. I can’t go for a walk because it started to rain. I could choose to partake in the endless adjustment, the continual optimization of my surroundings. I could … More Adjust the Mind

An Expression of Gratitude (Quick Book Giveaway)

As autumn wanes and activities move indoors, we have time to reflect on our many blessings: family, friends, health, love, abundance, beauty, and kindness. Among my blessings, I count readers and others near and far with whom I have made a special connection — strangers who realize and share a parallel journey of soul work and healing. One … More An Expression of Gratitude (Quick Book Giveaway)

It’s like your heart doesn’t know what to do…winner of the Goodreads Poetry Contest

There is a little story behind it, as there is for most things. Several years ago I was indeed in the ER, and I wrote this poem on the back of an envelope with a dry erase marker. And I felt like dim sum as I was wheeled from one station to another. And the medical … More It’s like your heart doesn’t know what to do…winner of the Goodreads Poetry Contest

Alive

This is where I am. Soft breeze brushing bare skin, a steady pull holding me to this spinning roundness, chirps and rustles, steam rising from my bowl, warmth of noodles, a distant, airless fire obscuring the infinite with blue-ceiling sky, and animals of clouds drifting on the riverwind. In this warm brightness of a day … More Alive