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The True Explorer

It may seem trite to say life is a journey, but few metaphors are more apt for describing the human experience. Personal insight and awareness often have the same gradual, unfolding nature that mirrors the action of putting one foot … Continue reading

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The Discovery

My first alcoholic drink changed my life.  It was the summer of my 14th year. Our town held a festival every July called The Feast of St. Anthony.  It was not so much a religious event, but a raucous carnival; … Continue reading

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Extremism At Its Finest

When Adolf Hitler and the Nazis rose to power in the 1930s, another radical social movement was gaining ground in the United States.  This movement had to flop, many believed, not only because the problem it addressed was so intractable, … Continue reading

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The Cheesy and The Powerful

I spent the day doing one of my all-time favorite things: wandering around a foreign city with no set agenda.  The place was Mysore, India, an inland city in the south, comparable to San Francisco in total land mass and … Continue reading

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On Puking

“Listen to your body,” I heard the yoga instructor say.  At that moment my body was telling me it would rather be in bed, but I was awake at the 7AM yoga session at an ashram in northern India.  The … Continue reading

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