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THE ILLUSION OF PERFECTION

THE ILLUSION OF PERFECTION

MY WEEKLY BLOG THE ILLUSION OF PERFECTION It’s 1992, I’m sitting in a darkened movie theater, watching “The Last of the Mohicans.” A beautiful young woman in voluminous skirts and evening shoes is scaling a steep mountain, running from an ambush. Her dashing lover, a...

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Don’t just do something, Sit there.

Don’t just do something, Sit there.

Blog # 183 DON'T JUST DO SOMETHING. SIT THERE I looked up the origin of this quote and found a number of possiblesources. I first heard it when I was reading the teachings of a popular Eastern guru. It made me laugh as I thought about the opposite messages I’d had...

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Creativity For Its Own Sake

Creativity For Its Own Sake

MY WEEKLY BLOG CREATIVITY FOR ITS OWN SAKE   When I was in Amsterdam in the sixties, touring with my balletcompany, I visited the Van Gogh Museum. I walked from room to room, the pieces were breathtaking, and I stopped at a self-portrait in which Van Gogh is missing a...

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HEALER, HEAL THYSELF

HEALER, HEAL THYSELF

HEALER, HEAL THYSELF Back in the nineteen eighties, I took ten trips to the Philippines to research the legendary psychic surgeons. I became intrigued withone healer in particular, Alex Orbito, who was well known by both native Filipinos and visitors from all over the...

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TELL ME A STORY

TELL ME A STORY

MY WEEKLY BLOG TELL ME A STORY I was studying ballet quite seriously at thirteen years old. I shuttled from Worcester to Boston four times a week, an hour and a half ride each way, for a three hour training session. Sometimes my mother would drive me. When she...

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THE ACHE FOR HOME

THE ACHE FOR HOME

THE ACHE FOR HOME Our two-story wooden cottage in Old Orchard Beach, Maine,with the extended front porch, a dozen rocking chairs and a whitewashed fence,had a soul. Houses with names often do, particularly old ones. The Tide Rock House had a soul as ancient as the icy...

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