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Jan.23.2012
Life can be so confusing sometimes. The other day Milt cut my hair for me.  (I like it shorter than most beauticians are comfortable with.)  Anyway, I looked at the inches of hair falling to the floor and it looked like fur.  I was joking around with my sexy stylist and told him my...
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Dec.25.2011
May we have peace among us at last. http://vimeo.com/34167869
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Dec.13.2011
I am sitting in McDonald’s in Bemidji (my most recent haunt) and a busload of young people just came in.  Suddenly, the quiet stillness is pierced by that particular energy that only belongs to the young adult.  I love it.  I look at each face individually and am struck once again...
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Dec.11.2011
  The topic for the KAXE Between You and Me show this week was "teachers."  Who made a difference, who stepped up, who stood with you when you needed it?  I chose to write about my high school principle, Red Benson.  Below is my commentary piece--I'll link the audio when KAXE...
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Nov.14.2011
This is my latest commentary for KAXE FM.  Thought I'd share it as a post, but you can here it by clicking here and finding it on the Between You and Me page.  This one is for you, Rita.  Hope I told the stories right. Learning is as Easy as Breathing Dr. Rita Smilkstein...
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Nov.07.2011
  Sometimes in mid-life we have to take a step back and ask ourselves, “What am I doing here?”  I did that this morning and the answer came to me in the form of a picture.  I saw a woman out standing in a beautiful field--the perfect metaphor for my life. I work hard and learn hard...
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Nov.07.2011
  Sometimes in mid-life we have to take a step back and ask ourselves, “What am I doing here?”  I did that this morning and the answer came to me in the form of a picture.  I saw a woman out standing in a beautiful field--the perfect metaphor for my life. I work hard and learn hard...
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Nov.01.2011
Today I did a Core Communications training for a group here in northern MN.  This training is designed to open the field of communication (both sending and receiving) around you so you can see, hear, and feel more that is available.  As I was talking, I imagined that around each of us...
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Oct.25.2011
I am sorting and archiving endless files and hard drives.  As I do so, occasionally I come across something I like.  Here is this topic in a nutshell--from an old newsletter.  X-tra Tips for Growing a Child into an Adult (Yourself included) Practice Sentences  "Get it yourself...
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Oct.24.2011
Greetings my dear friends, I am writing this post card from inside the mind of Jamie Lee.  I whisper because I don’t want her to catch me in here taking notes and snapping pictures.  What I see around me is an odd and terrifyingly beautiful landscape of deep, rolling valleys and high...
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Oct.18.2011
Last night I was organizing files from one of our many (too many) hard drives.  I came across a file of unnamed video clips.  I began opening them one by one—they were short clips of two years ago when we were just beginning to build our little straw bale house.  First, the empty...
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Oct.12.2011
This is an excerpt from my new book, The Genealogy of the Soul, a personal guide to Family Constellation Work. Constellations for Organizations and Businesses The hidden orders of love that exist within families are blood bonds and very powerful.  However, we find that similar natural...
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Sep.29.2011
  I am supposed to be working on a grant request for the MN Arts board, but I came across this earlier essay that I wrote while applying for a grant from A Room of One's Own--the title of an early Virginia Wolf book.  I decided to post it here.  It has a lot of sincerity.  ...
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Sep.27.2011
This morning I sat down at my little desk to assemble 50 Bead People gift sets that will be making a trip to Italy next month to take part in an international spiritual walk.  Every time I play with these little people assembled from the rag tag jewelry I collect at yard sales, thrift stores...
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Sep.21.2011
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The rain is falling.  The garden is frozen.  The clay is cold.  The sky is gray.  The first day of fall is two days away. The good news is that I’m back.  All of the summer things that take my attention away are drifting out of reach for the season, and typically this is a...
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