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Travel to the Center of the Universe in 2012

Happy New Year 2012!  I know this demarcation between one year and the next is quite arbitrary. But cultural conditioning or not, it feels natural at this time of year to think of the past year—or many years past—and make resolutions.  Don’t the holidays bring a poignant sense of time passing, of little ones becoming […]

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Merry Christmas 2011

Merry Christmas!  So much to do and here I am again, sitting on my sofa, sipping coffee and watching the sky grow light.  Already it seems brighter to me.  This is my very flawed and subjective view, of course.  Yet it does seem brighter.  This body and heart came to me from the most ancient […]

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Winter Solstice 2011

Today is Winter Solstice.  As I write this, I’m having morning coffee, watching the sky change from dark to slate to a more luminous blue, glad as I am every year that the sun seems to be returning.  Modern educated woman that I am, there is something in my Nordic genes that makes me a […]

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The Sun Over the House

Light plays a starring role in this dark season.  In the Christian tradition, light literally takes the form of a star.  This image of a star shining over a little barn, guiding shepherds and wise men to the divine child sleeping within has become a kind of resonating question or koan for me, thanks to […]

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Happy Medium

“I know no medium,” says Jane Eyre, speaking of the way she typically responds to people and events.  Like many of us in real life, this great fictional character finds herself reacting automatically, and either passively or aggressively.   “I never in my life have known any medium in my dealings with positive, hard characters, […]