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Beauty and Wisdom

After The Thrill, is it Gone?

I’ve created so many works in this collection (Aftermath) and I can feel a bit of the ‘thrill’ or inspiration starting to wane…more like morph. I’m determined to be patient as the muse shifts. I am listening to Elizabeth Gilbert read her book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, on…

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The Art and Stress-Free Holidays

The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature. Joseph Campbell Hiii!I hope you survived Black Friday and Cyber Monday and if you’re still looking for unique special gifts, you guessed it, I have just the thing! Some…

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Burn Baby Burn

Burn Baby Burn Burnout is nature’s way of telling you, you’ve been going through the motions your soul has departed; you’re a zombie, a member of the walking dead, a sleepwalker. False optimism is like administrating stimulants to an exhausted nervous system. Sam Keen, Fire in the Belly: On Being a…

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In the Still of the Knight

Raw from the Road, April 16, 2018 In the Still of the Knight I’m kind of honored to be a dragon lady. The dragon is a very powerful, mythical animal. Yoko Ono   You know the saying “she’s like a bull in a china shop?” Well, picture a bull in a…

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Waste Removal

Raw from the Road, June 21, 2016   Waste Removal Scholar Tokusan, who was full full of knowledge and opinions about the dharma, came to Ryutan and asked about Zen. At one point Ryutan re-filled his guest’s teacup, but did not stop pouring when the cup was full. Tea spilled…

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