Category Archives: Creative Works

Shining in the Dark

“So I get that everything is process, and that what we perceive as ‘stuff’ is just the mind’s snapshot of process in the instant of perception, and that the mind and self are just constructs, inventions that continue because they’ve … Continue reading

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The List

“I‘ve made you a list”, Lori said to me as I sat on the beach watching the waves. We’d booked the lovely tropical condo that our friends Rafe and Daria had told us about, and were enjoying the beauty and … Continue reading

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The Presence Game

Miro walked slowly back from his outdoor workspace to the solarium where he entertained his guests, and sat down on the sofa. There were three small boxes on his carved coffee table, and from each he drew a stack of cards, which he … Continue reading

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next time

age 6 learning to ride a bicycle, frustrated falling off and falling off, again and again wanting so badly to figure it out father running behind holding the back saying to pedal faster to make it easier or to turn … Continue reading

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enough just to know

some cultures, I am told made sense of things, and made decisions in two ways fundamentally different from ours: firstly, when the stories had all been told, the choices surfaced, these cultures trusted each individual to ‘know’ what they must do. … Continue reading

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Speaking Grosbeak

“Hear that? That bird just said ‘So now what?’ Awesome!” Rafe pointed up at a nearby tree. Daria had found a clearing beside the stream not far from their regular forest path, and Rafe had quickly stripped and was splashing … Continue reading

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More Bowen Birds

I posted some of my favourite Bowen bird photos last year. Here are four more, which I took in the last couple of days. Yes I cheated — had some birdseed that I put out left over from the winter, … Continue reading

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this just being together

“Philosophers will say that humans can never be silent because the mind is made of words. Turning within, you will find only words and images that are parts of yourself. But if you turn outside yourself — to the birds and … Continue reading

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The Only Way There

dave’s model “So I had this idea to prepare a Personal Resilience Plan for 2015″, Rafe said, playing with Jag the cat. “You know, using Dave’s model. What could I do this year that would be self-awareness building, healing, liberating, … Continue reading

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The Wild Man

He asked me if I was going to West Vancouver, and if so, if I could give him a ride. We were on the ferry to the city, and I said sure. Raincoat, waterproof backpack, the guy was appropriately dressed … Continue reading

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