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Embers

The log swells; turgidity pushed to its limits. Wood cracks and splits as boiling water expands and forces steaming vapor up and out. Rather than dampen the fire, moisture is overcome by heat and the frenzy only increases with the … Continue reading

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Antecedent

I sit down on my cushion resolved to explore my inner landscapes. I focus on my breathing. I keep my inhales short and exhale as slowly as possible. I begin to imagine the source of my breathing as my life … Continue reading

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The Birth of Emerson

In honor of my son’s first birthday, here is his first story: Part 1: Nesting Our pregnancy was remarkably without complication, but from about week 37 on our anxiety rose precipitously as the much awaited “guess date” approached. We were … Continue reading

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