Uncomfortably numb ~ David Gilmour and I can’t put our finger on it

David Gilmour

I’m going to tell you a story about someone who became a part of my life in a way few other people ever experience. Well, I wonder about that. I wonder how many other people go about their day-to-day lives only vaguely aware that there’s something unusual going on in […]

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Explore Within ~ Chances are Sheryl Crow can take you there

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Aside from being among the most beautiful songs in Sheryl Crow’s very large catalogue of extraordinary, Chances Are lyrically reaches deep down inside and churns about, exploring within. The lyrics seem to be about trying to make a difficult relationship work, but I enjoy reading it as a light on […]

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Dog & Butterfly ~ The beauty and bliss of reaching higher than you can grasp

Heart ~ Dog & Butterfly

Heart’s Dog & Butterfly has been on my mind and in my ears a lot the last few days, both the album and the title song from it. I love the song for the mirthful image of a dog futilely leaping after a fluttering butterfly, and for its wisdom in […]

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A gentle inner tube ride downriver ~ Joe Walsh

Joe Walsh ~ But Seriously Folks

Imagine a scorching hot summer day, a blistering sun rising higher and higher into the sky. You’ve been baking for weeks in this weather and your skin is brown, armoured against the UV with a waterproof 5,000 SPF screen, hat and shades. The river’s surface roils gently in the inexorable […]

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Love, strength and courage ~ The greatest things you’ll ever learn

The greatest thing you'll ever learn...

Every now and again I post a status message on Facebook that generates a comment storm. And every now and again, that comment storm generates ideas good enough for a blog post, as it did with The Tao of Love and Light: Riffing on physics and faith. Yesterday morning I […]

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Cycling Mantras ~ Establishing Desert Rhythms

Everything But The Girl - Missing - like the deserts miss the rain

Bicycling is among my passions, one of the ways I connect to the world, my body, my being. The rhythm of riding, the cyclical nature of cycling, of spinning the crank arms, to spin a cogset, to spin the chain, so that the wheels spin. Round and round and round […]

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Annie’s Song ~ Notes on observing the sacraments of a sacred life

John Denver ~ Annie's Song

John Denver was a gentle, loving soul of considerable talent and purpose. He sang with heartfelt clarity and graceful gravity, qualities his music often reflected. Annie’s Song is ostensibly a love song, John Denver singing a poetic list of metaphors for how grand the experience of loving a woman is, […]

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Trying to figure out this life: I’m with you, Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne ~ Let Go ~ I'm With You

Every now and again I’ll find myself humming a tune — I’m usually humming a tune, somewhere in my subconscious — just… suddenly, I’ll become aware that I am, and I’ll know just as suddenly I need to figure out why… Not that I can just right now but this […]

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