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WORLD PEACE AND A BAG OF CHIPS

Thomas Merton wrote, “Those who are not thankful soon begin to complain of everything.” What a hopeful expectation for human being. I really love that he takes thankfulness for granted as our usual state. Complaint is an aberrant condition into…

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STORYTIME

Gah! My well-honed process for crafting weekly blogs and talks got totally upended this week. Usually, I pick an idea and jot a few rough notes on Monday, let it simmer and bubble on Tuesday and Wednesday (maybe adding some…

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HOPEWORKS

This holiday season, Bosque Center for Spiritual Living is contributing to HopeWorks NM, a great organization that provides shelter, jobs, meals, permanent and re-entry housing, and mental health services. If you would like to participate directly in our sponsorship of…

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IT’S BATS

I’m attempting to maintain an even keel, to not flip my lid or totally lose my cool. And I keep catching myself doing so in ways that sometimes feel like a cop-out. To preserve a modicum of mental peace, I…

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DONE AND DONE

I got the word “undone” stuck in my head, and now I can’t shake it. Undone seems to be in the air these days. A conversation with Travis is what started me off. We were talking about this complicated, multi-step…

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UP CLOSE & FAR OUT

On one of our recent Zoom calls, we were talking about how much we all miss being “up close and personal.” Of course we do. It’s been an upheaving damned year in a lot of ways, and restrictions on how…

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CLAP ON CLAP OFF

At the start of our online ballet-afrique dance class a couple of weeks ago, my brilliant and magical friend Romy shared that there had been a raccoon scare around their chicken coop the night before. When she heard the commotion…

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LANDSLIDE

A friend and I were talking politics.  Because even though just about every conversation with almost everyone in my life these days begins with “Let’s not talk about politics,” inevitably we can’t help ourselves and fall headfirst into it anyway.…

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