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A short story about a dear friend — Grace.

Hello, Grace?

Have you seen or heard my dear friend Grace lately?

I like to keep in touch with her on a daily basis. I sometimes miss a call or two.

Lately, it seems increasingly difficult to connect each and every day.

Given my passion for Grace, any missed time together inspires me to double my effort to not miss any more time with her.

You see, our lovely romance started a lifetime ago. I really had no choice but to fall head-over-heals in love with Grace the first time we…

Pictures by skalekar1992 & Goumbik

Today (Sunday, June 20th) is Summer Solstice 2021. Today is also Father’s Day. To celebrate Summer’s arrival as well as honoring parents of growing souls, I offer you this guided meditation to welcome a season of growth.

Time to begin to relax, settle in. And take a few moments to take a few deep breaths.

Allow the hustle and bustle of the day to fall away for the moment. So taking a few deep breaths — breathing in on the count of four is a good idea. Let’s walk through a few deep breaths here, counting in on . …

Patrick your post reminds me of Erickson’s wisdom published in the second half of the 20th century. His work formed the foundation of countless psycho social development models.

Your post reminds us it’s never too late to back-up and experience what we normally would have experienced if we lived in a less hostile (homophobic) world.

Images by giselaatje & Gerd Altmann

WARNING: NOT for traditional wedding enthusiasts or couples whose families expect a traditional wedding.

We’ll begin with a story to share how we (you, your partner and I — a licensed Hawai’ian wedding officiant and social worker — masters level) co-create wedding ceremonies that dramatically increase your ability to experience a long, happy, healthy life together . . .

Meet four fictional people — Sidney and Zane (SZ) and Jamie and Terry (JT). Our journey begins as SZ reads JT’s wedding invitation letter. Yes, an invitation letter (versus card). As SZ reads the one-page letter they learn just how special…

Bubble: Image by rihaij from Pixabay

Fascinating what shows up in our social media timelines — right?

On January 26th, 2021 Dr. Heather Hinam, Ph.D. (a Canadian naturalist, artist, photographer and educator) posted her video capturing the effects of a cold Canadian day on a freshly blown soap bubble.

To savor the beauty of her handiwork, I replayed Dr. Hinam’s video multiple times. The final replay inspired thoughts of similarities between a bubble freezing and how we form beliefs.

[Huh? What? Come on Soul! How esoteric can you get? …

Photo by M. B. M. on Unsplash

As the stock market indexes continue to take us on wild roller-coaster rides I wonder. How closely is your sense of personal worth tied to numbers.

What’s your personal worth index?

Is your sense of personal worth confined to digits (bank statements, stock shares, bonds)? Do you define your worth by a profit and loss (P&L) report? If so, what do these numbers do for you? Do these numbers comfort you when your nose drips while suffering another round of sneezes brought on by the latest cold virus? (The cold and flu season is upon us as we speak!) …

Trumping Reality (Fictional Fantasy)

In a unique marketing move Trump liquidated USA’s national debt of $27 trillion dollars in one bold move! How? Simple! By executive order he restricted access to 2020’s live presidential debates to a pay-per-view format. For $99.95 subscribers have access to live debate feeds. For an additional $50 upgrade subscribers gain access to submit questions to the debate production staff. Who knows! Your question may be asked on live TV!

Within four days of tickets going on sale over 268 million consumers spanning four continents purchased a non-refundable ticket to witness one of the most anticipated…

Have you noticed how fear sells?

It sold the electoral college to vote Trump into office. Fear is the primary ingredient in Trump’s campaign to gain another four years of fear mongering.

The Trump administration strikes fear such that we grow increasing worried about our republic becoming a dictatorship. Will COVID-19 usher in socially sanctioned local to global martial law? (Are you sheltering in place right now? How do you feel about doing your part to flatten the curve?)

Was Benjamin Franklin prescient?

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor…

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