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  • Concord grapes at Walden cabin

    Buddha Boot Camp: 10 days on my knees opened my eyes

    >“Use the cement of rock bottom and make it musical.” — Macklemore, ‘Vipassanna‘ I tend to get caught up in the daily whirl. Balancing fatherhood and a career doesn’t leave much time for contemplation.…

  • Every season: Excruciating beauty

    Please read this book: “On Looking,” by Alexandra Horowitz. See a video clip overview here. In group therapy for addiction, a common theme often emerges. It’s something unexpected. People often comment that they after…

  • Stand tall

    Beth is a physiotherapist. She’s probably 40, maybe a little younger, small in stature, but really strong. She says I’m twisted, an observation she made within the first 5 min of my appointment/consultation. I…

  • tree planting, PEI, Stuart Hickox

    “So please be kind if I’m a mess”

    “You got to keep in the game; Retaining mystique while facing forward. I suggest a reading of a lesson in tightropes Or surfing your high hopes, or adios Kansas it is … ” *…

  • Full circle

    The moment my pants and briefs hit the floor of the lunch room I knew that Stephanie and I would be permanently linked. Elementary school was a big deal in late-seventies Prince Edward Island.…