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October 28, 2018

As my bare feet hit the cold marble floor of the altar during the early morning service hours I whispered, ‘Oh, so cold!’. My fellow pujari turned and smilingly whispered back, ‘Austerity!’

It wasn’t the first time I was reminded that there is a sweetness to doing someth...

October 17, 2018

This week we celebrate the Ramayana, the epic from India that centers around the kidnapping and rescue of Princess Sita. Although we may not have a prince or a princess to rescue we often have to rescue our own selves - perhaps from some bad habits that are destroying o...

October 13, 2018

The first red leaf greeted me this morning

Among the dull colors of the other fallen leaves

It’s redness smiled a reminder of time passing

A reminder of cycles of birth and death

Of leaves separating from the tree

As the body separates from the soul

We stand and watch the lea...

October 1, 2018

About a month ago I posted a blog called The Thread of Life, about a chain of islands off the coast of Maine. I’d been in Maine visiting my sister Susan and her family there. Susan’s husband, my brother-in-law George, has the intuitions of a native about the coast of Ma...

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