Category Archives: Choices

Physical

I sat looking at me.  My beard has grown a little, but not enough to disguise the straight and square jawline. A short cropped top beaded, sweat glistened at the tips of grey and bronze.  Around my moustache and chin, … Continue reading

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Complicity

Complicity. The word rings uncomfortably.  A vice of inaction for those able to act. An abdication of a duty, a dereliction of all that is inherent in a position of ability. It isn’t an action, but creates collateral actions and … Continue reading

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More

More days just like today. More friends like the handful I keep close, and the score I keep a bit farther out. More time to spend in these pursuits that have earned my time. More returns, deserved or not. More … Continue reading

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Growth rings

New casts an old shadow, a curtain that I pin to it. Wisdom compels and cajoles me to trace lines around the shade early and soon, and again in each season. It marks a contour, not a boundary, serving as neither … Continue reading

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Protected: Viewpoint: Elements of Significant Relationship

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Women’s March, Privilege, Cheap Shots, and Getting Muddy

I began writing this piece almost a month ago, and have decided to publish it now, albeit unedited. ____________ This past weekend was abundant with energy, excitement, rage, disappointment, and thoughtful growth.  Over the past few weeks, I have reflected … Continue reading

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Improvement Planning

Improvement Plan (see my previous post on Essential Planning) Step 1:  Analysis

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Spiders

The day spiders came crawling out of my veins, a processional forming ranks that spelled words and phrases in a pulsing mass of instinct and venom and senses beyond sight. That day I decided to be born into the world, … Continue reading

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Hardly Stormcrows

Hardly stormcrows, whose acumen does not include subtlety. More like the odd color choice or misplaced stroke of the brush that snags on spurs in the back of the spine and slowly drills coreward. Clues and miscues stimulate the gut … Continue reading

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Essential Planning Revisited

Plans and schedules define the end as much as they are defined by it, iterative processes, with space for flexible maneuvering, as long as the detours are heading the same way. Still, the path has its own voice and sensuous … Continue reading

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