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Why Marriage Should Not Be A Death Sentence

As our life expectancy continues to grow, the antiquated rule for marriage “until death do you part” sounds…old. Many of us got married as kids and had no idea how to grasp the commitment we were forced into making by our churches. That we were bound to a person we hardly knew for the next […]

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Trump And The Debilitating Shame of Evangelicalism

As I continue to be confounded by the irrational and heretical support of Trump by Christians I have come to understand a few things: The average white evangelical male is filled with shame. They’ve been clobbered by hellfire and brimstone preachers, beaten by their Christian parents, lied to by charlatans such as Dobson, Robertson, and […]

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The Mantras of My Life

A mantra is not a slogan, a marketing ploy, or cliché. A mantra is a mystical formula of invocation. It is a guiding principle. Over the years, I have had many. It is a psychological study to observe how they change as your life unfolds. Some are original to me, some are not. Some were […]

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I Have A Mental Illness (Well, sort of)

I read books every day. It’s a sickness. I’ve tried therapy but I’m afraid it’s untreatable. It may be hard to believe, but for fifty-six of my sixty-one years, I have rarely if ever missed a day. Over these past five decades, a reading cycle has emerged. I read for sheer pleasure in bed at […]

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Quest: A Way To Enjoy The Second Half of Life

 A Gathering at Kalien Each participant will be guided in: —opportunities for physical experience(s): meditation walks, vision quests, communal meals, wine tasting, secret rite, ceremonies, and more. (participant chooses their preferred types of physical experiences) —creating a personal circle of life —bringing an item of personal significance —a guided sacred ceremony (at Cinqwani) —culinary experiences […]