Earthquake in Myanmar

Today I read the news that an earthquake with a 6.9 magnitude hit in Myanmar and was felt in eastern India and Bangladesh. At first I was alarmed that given the strength, this may be an event causing mass-suffering, but I was quickly relieved to read that no major damage has occurred along with only … Continue reading Earthquake in Myanmar

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Do you find it difficult to be present?

Many of us desire to let go of our worries and anxieties. We would like to live fully in the present; to see with clarity what is directly and immediately happening all around us and finding peace therein. We would like to let go of the fear of the future and regrets or mistakes from the … Continue reading Do you find it difficult to be present?

All Children Deserve Love, Care and a Family

I live in Seattle, Washington. There are 1600 children in Washington State who are waiting for a family to find them and provide with the love, care and home they deserve. Across the United States there are an estimated 400,000 children in need of a family. Last Autumn, I was honored to attend the Wait … Continue reading All Children Deserve Love, Care and a Family

How Keratoconus Has Helped Me See

I was diagnosed with keratoconus, an eye-disease that mis-shapens the cornea within the eye, in 2003 when I attempted to get my driver's license. Being home-schooled, I was never really in a "chalkboard" environment and didn't realize there was something off about the way my eyes worked. I went to the DMV and during the … Continue reading How Keratoconus Has Helped Me See

Freedom is Home

Freedom is our home. It is the place we were born, the place we are, the place we are going. We are explorers launching ourselves into the world to discover the many faces and aspects the fruit of freedom presents. All that has enslaved will dissolve as we shed our scars that are no longer … Continue reading Freedom is Home

The Art of Conversation

Intelligence is not the one in the room with the greatest answer, but the one who has the greatest questions. Questions express interest in learning, which is key to gaining a kind of answer that produces revelation and insight of true knowledge. Knowledge is a word with a very wide scope. There is the knowledge one might … Continue reading The Art of Conversation

Walking where water meets land: What produces freedom?

There is something quite interesting to me about walking beside the coast where ocean meets land. The coast is a strange convergence of realms. On one side you have a vast expanse of water, uninhibited from contact with the day-to-day busyness and activities of us "land-dwellers." I often walk along the shore contemplating the underwater … Continue reading Walking where water meets land: What produces freedom?

Some Questions for Contemplating Life

What is the reason you are alive? What is it that motivates you to overcome difficulties of life? What do you really want? What do you hope to achieve? Where do you place your focus? What do you think about most often?   Here is a short video that may inspire some more reflective thoughts … Continue reading Some Questions for Contemplating Life

15 Miles, 30,000 Steps, 1 Very Good Day.

I began yesterday at Walnut Street Coffee in Edmonds, WA. with the intended goal of spending the day walking to the Space Needle in Seattle as part of the ongoing campaign to raise support for funding 15 water wells in South Sudan. After a tasty cup of coffee, I was ready to start on this … Continue reading 15 Miles, 30,000 Steps, 1 Very Good Day.

Almost there…

I don't think I need to use Google maps anymore... The 15 mile walk from Edmonds to the Space Needle is nearly complete. #walkforwater