Posts from the ‘stories & poems’ category

The Seeds They Are A-Changin’

The Matador Travel Network just published my piece about my German ancestral roots in the seed trading business and how it relates to California’s narrowly defeated…

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200 — or why I (still) love to blog

That’s the number of posts I’ve written here on this little blog o’ mine. I don’t often do much housekeeping because I’m so focused on the…

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If the elevator didn’t stop…

another new poem to challenge old assumptions… If the elevator didn’t stop you’d go straight to heaven that is assuming heaven is at the top an…

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Change

Some thoughts on impermanence. I guess some would call it a poem… Change what there is may not be there and what may come has always…

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Circles

“I’ve been around since the beginning of humankind,” said the old man, drawing a circle in the air with his gnarled fingers. “Tangled up in wars…

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Drops of Water on the Soul

I dug up this poem I wrote in my scratch book I don’t know how many years ago. I think it’s about consciousness. Or finding light…

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Gong the Rat

The current issue of The Mountain Astrologer (Feb/Mar 2010) is running the entire Aquarius story from Dancing on the Brink of the World, Gong the Rat.…

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The Fear of Flying

On Christmas Day I found myself in the air, flying from Frankfurt to San Francisco, at the same time Jasper Schuringa leaped to the rescue of…

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The End of the Year

Today is Black Friday, the pinnacle of American-style consumerism and all that has gone wrong with the elusive pursuit of happiness. I was looking at a…

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We’re going to Berlin!

On this 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall I thought I’d re-post an essay I wrote about the extraordinary cultural transformation that took…

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