A Personal Reflection after Charlottesville

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When I was a child, my grandfather and I were inseparable. We listened to records together on his stereo: Patsy Cline and Jim Reeves. We built bird houses, solved crossword puzzles, gardened, and hosted “radio shows” during which we sang and … Continue reading

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Are You a Love Dog?

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A friend recently asked me what my favorite poem is. How do you choose just one favorite? Yet, this poem instantly came to mind. It’s from the Sufi mystic Rumi: One night a man was crying, Allah! Allah! His lips grew … Continue reading

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We Belong to the Earth

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I had the privilege of delivering the following talk at Marin’s Climate March on Saturday, April 29, 2017.  Our Fox Terrier Cowboy is with us today. Everyone who truly loves a dog realizes that we don’t own our dogs. One … Continue reading

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