Waking Instants

10 part series of gratitudes

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JOURNAL ENTRY: Duke was handsome, a bohemian looking and brilliant guy who attended law school. He had long hair wrapped in a bandana, a captivating Louisiana accent, and was kind, and polite. Duke demonstrated to me, it’s OK for men to be nurturing and caring… Read more stories here.. About […]

No Fear Friday: MEN


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Duke During my meditation this morning, a man appeared in my mind I knew about 25 years ago. I’m reminded how he changed my life —changed my perception about what had been unfamiliar up until then. In 2016, I wrote a series titled “The Ten Gratitudes” a collection of life […]

JOURNAL ENTRY November 23: THANKSGIVING


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A Gift Living in All Things “Stand in reverence of each passing gift, because it is in the parting — that we receive. Take refuge in our active attraction — when our wise self beckons us to rise. Wake up — for this is the Sacred Gift.” —The Grace of […]

Grit for Grat



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WAKING INSTANTS 10: SHIRLEY In 1982 I was a student in a vocational graphic art certification program in Newport, Rhode Island. This was way before Adobe, Mac, and Twitter and with the use of our eyes, rulers, rubber cement and X-ACTO knives, we would, among other things, manually set type […]

WAKING INSTANTS 10: SHIRLEY


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WAKING INSTANTS 09: JOSEPHINE “To the left, to the left” she would chant to Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable”. Josephine’s chanting brought a gentle laughter to all of us, at any given time. With delivered acceptance. Jo, as she was often referred, didn’t fit into the culture of mainstream rules and regulations — […]

WAKING INSTANTS 09: JOSEPHINE


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WAKING INSTANTS 08: LISA “If I can do it, you can do it.” That is one thing Lisa instilled in me the 36 plus year’s I was blessed to have her in my life. With respect to her privacy, I’ll share what sums up those years for me in one […]

WAKING INSTANTS 08: LISA



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WAKING INSTANTS 07: MARY Purple. Anything purple — because it was Mary’s favorite colour. She loved 1970’s Cadillac Coupe de Ville’s, playing gin rummy, and she made a mean Portuguese kale soup. She crocheted blankets and table clothes in all sorts of intricate patterns and knitted cream coloured lace doilies […]

WAKING INSTANTS 07: MARY


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WAKING INSTANTS 06: SAM I call him Sam because I don’t know his name.  1988 — waiting for the bus on the East Side, Providence — Rhode Island, a dark haired guy — handsome, made his way toward me and began speaking partly to himself, partly to me. Half sage, […]

WAKING INSTANTS 06: SAM


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Mick, brought life with him wherever he went. He was a progressive man — generous with heart and he loved gardening, creating a comfortable home environment, and was a shrewd businessman. He always said that no one should stand in the way of another persons dreams. He believed in dreams […]

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Waking Instants 04: RUTH Ruth was my second Mother. A friend of the family, she was there from beginning — the day I was born actually. Over the year’s our friendship grew and what we shared is indescribable. Ruth or “Ruthy” as I called her, lived next door and was […]

WAKING INSTANTS 04: RUTH