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The Oracle

From the navel of the Universe (Mount Kailash) to the navel of the Earth: today I am in Delphi. In Ancient Greece, the Oracle, who sat...

Flow

As I ran like a deranged muppet for my connecting flight in Cairo, the thought “I really do not enjoy doing this” came to mind. What...

The Pilgrimage - Part 3

I am on a trip where I’m being treated like cattle. No one cares how I like my eggs, my how much personal space I require, or whether 3am...

The Cup - Part 2

Maybe it’s the fact that I’m a Gemini rising (think twins), but I like nothing more than looking at both sides to every story. I expect...

The Cup

This morning, my youngest (age 6), came into my room with all her toys. I hugged them all first, before greeting her with a big, squeezy...

The Pilgrimage - Part 2

One month and thirteen flights later, as I land to a sunrise nestled just above the clouds, I have found my centre. Most tellingly, it...

The Pilgrimage - Part 1

As I walk in the Himalayas, the snow crunches underfoot. My nose is cold, but my lungs refreshingly warm. My waterproofs rustle and again...

My Two Grandfathers

One died a few years ago at 85. The other is 93 and still going strong. One way to describe both men is content. (I will talk in the...

The Rules

As we waited for our COVID tests, the usual suspects presented themselves: the scaredy-cat, the chatty, brave one and the pragmatic one....

Vista - Part 2

A crisp horizon. Nothing quite beats that. Sky. Ocean. Black. White. Oil. Water. Faith. Fear. No mixing, no confusion. Exactly how life...

Vista

Ocean. Sailing boats. Soft guitar music playing “somewhere over the rainbow.” Stillness. This is my vista from the cruise as we ease out...

One of Those Moments

I’m having one of those moments: you know the kind where you ask yourself why you let your kid learn the drums. The logic was sound: he...

Woof-Woof

“Mama, can you bring me Woof-Woof?” “Sure, let me go to the playroom and get her.” “But, I looked there already. She’s not there.” “Don’t...

Eating My Cake

As I stroked my six year-old’s head, her brow clammy from fever, I was still and present. I remembered something I’d heard a few days...

The Starfish

I just had my first mini Magnum. It was yummy. But I am sad. They are so small. It totally brought up my scarcity mindset. Then,...

The Right Man

When the right man walks into your life, it changes everything. It was a random day in the middle of a random month, the 18th to be...

The Elephant

As the heavy lemons kept falling out of the tree and thumping me on my head, I realized I needed a solution - and fast. I didn’t like the...

The Void

I am so sad. I am eating to run. The food is not working. I turn to the TV. I don’t normally have one. It numbs me. I like it. I feel I...

The Monk and The Pen

A Tibetan monk was asked, “what is the difference between detachment and non-attachment?” He took a pen held it with his fingers and then...

The Tiger Balm That Came To Tea

This morning, five minutes after putting Tiger Balm on my 10 year-old’s frozen shoulder, I rubbed my eyes. Yes, I had thoroughly washed...