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The Apology

I sit at odds today. Possibly the wind brings in a storm front. Perchance the shadows push the edges of changing seasons. Then there may be an emotional storm brewing on the threshold of planetary shifts. Then the very real [...]

Train Stories

I have taken five train trips in my life. My first trip was as a chaperone for my sister and her friend on a short one way trip from Tucson, Arizona southeast to Benson. The trip took one hour. The [...]

Thoughts That Shine

A thought is present in a series of gifts that when opened lets us see the world in different lights. Like when the morning sun shines through cracks and crevices that fade during a full reveal. In its fullness, the [...]

Power of the Word

A misunderstanding of a single word redirects a conversation’s flow. A word used to get the conversation back on track either enriches or weakens the original intent. Be alert to the distinction between words introduced to address the misunderstanding. Sense [...]


The world flourishes with creative thought. Yes, the world operates within a set routine. The sun rises, the sun sets. One season follows the other. Each season is a term within a cycle of reproduction. Reproduction is what makes the [...]

Living On The Edge

Imagine being on the edge of a massive paradigm shift. A shift is a subtle way of being in the world that is no longer the same as the moment before, and not quite arrived at what is next. A [...]

Being a Full Mesa Carrier

Before the sun rose, as I gazed up at the dark ceiling, my head filled with wonder about the significance of my life. Yes, the people in my life are significant, of which I am honored and pleased. I was [...]

Okay Not Knowing

"Gnothi seauton" Socrates' maxim "know thyself" was a common theme in his work. To know yourself in a variety of ways is honorable. You can overextend your thinking and emotions so far in the outer world. The farther away you [...]

Confusion Is Good

Confusion is a close relative of chaos. When things are not working the way they should, the search for a better way begins. This is the moment when you suspect something is not as it seems. Not everyone is prepared [...]

How Our Opinion Serves Us

Opinions form in one of two ways. One, we have a thought about a person, place or situation after feeling a spark because of an interaction. Two, we have a thought about a feeling associated by interaction with a person, [...]

Moving from Your Core

One of most important aspects of teaching Pilates is the importance of moving from the core. Cueing is a way to overcome the limitations of language. One word cannot describe all that happens. Through constant reminders. the instructor keeps the [...]

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