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Black Monday: A Story of My Life

It comes as no surprise that today ended the way it did: with me fucking up. Although it’s more than likely just coincidence, somehow today’s date is almost like a Friday the 13th to me. 846 more words

Essays

Totem Animal: Great Blue Heron

The Great Blue Heron is common throughout North America. They can thrive in diverse climates ranging from the frozen shorelines of Alaska to subtropic swamps and even deserts. 458 more words

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Gurdjieff, Work, and the Dark Side of Hidden Truths -- A review of some books about a now largely forgotten mystic that is really more of a memoir about me and a story about a guy I used to know.


Meetings with Remarkable Men, G.I. Gurdjieff


Luba Gurdjieff: A Memoir with Recipes, Luba Gurdjieff Everitt


Gurdjieff: A Biography, James Moore


Our Life With Mr. Gurdjieff, Thomas and Olga De Hartmann… 828 more words

This Is The Story Of A Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett (#20BooksofSummer book 7)

(Note:  This book was NOT on my original list for 20 Books of Summer.  Nor was it on my REVISED list.  Ha ha!  I just really felt like reading it, so it’s going to bump off one of the books on my revised list.   700 more words

Reviews

The Eve of 40

I was feeling the itch. Change was looming from the corner of the June full moon and beckoning me to embrace the shadowy illumination in full trust. 357 more words

Daily Dirt

The Rumble!

It rumbled and I quickened my pace, breaking out in a cold sweat, my house no where in sight. I felt another wave of regret wash over me as I broke into a run. 473 more words

Memoirs

Message from Beyond

One summer I signed up for six weeks of guided meditation. During the third-week session, I went deeper and deeper into the plumbless depths of my subconscious and became a bird. 260 more words

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