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We had a wonderful visit and retreat over the weekend with a great group of 30 people and Russell Delman, who expressed his sincere appreciation for our community here in Salt Lake City. We do have an awesome village here, don’t we? One of the themes from the weekend that is alive for me this…

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The Power of Gratitude

Here in Salt Lake, the heat of the summer has released its grip and we’re enjoying a blustery morning of rain showers. This morning I’m feeling grateful, and inspired by gratitude itself. Meister Eckhart is quoted as saying, “If the only prayer you said in your whole life was thank you, that would suffice.” Brother…

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Three Things Your Must Do + Greetings From Cape Cod

I’m sitting in a white rocking chair under an oak tree, full of a rotating cast of East-coast birds. Just a few blocks from the beach, I can feel the sea in the breeze, see it in the particular light on the clouds. We’re enjoying our annual pilgrimage to Cape Cod, visiting Carl’s mom, and…

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Beautiful Book-Eating Pond

To begin with, a stanza from a Mary Oliver Poem, The Return: Rumi the poet was a scholar also, But Shams, his friend, was an angel. By which I don’t mean anything patient and sweet, When I read how he took Rumi’s books and threw them into the duck pond, I shouted for joy. Time…

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