when i am unsettled

when i am unsettled everything is in lower caps. the locusts’ song that normally brings joy grates on my last ping-y nerve shame follows me around guilt you shoulda done this you shoulda been more grateful you’re a dork. and I must ask myself What is real? What is true? today the unsettling came. weather … More when i am unsettled

100-Mile Stare

A 100-Mile Stare involves looking forward as if seeing an object 100-miles away without engaging what is right before us. Recently, a friend and I spoke of his side job as VIP security for a country music festival. He mentioned how he responds to the chaos and distractions of his job – protecting the musicians from eager … More 100-Mile Stare

Draw a line

I finally made it to the mountains. As the drive across Kansas ended, Colorado’s front range came into far distant view. I wept. Through Owl Canyon and then into the Shambhala Mountain Center at Red Feather Lakes, tears pooled. It felt so silly and so…well-like the tears had waited a long time to come. Gratitude. Sniffy soggy gratitude.  During the … More Draw a line