Monthly Archives: May 2013

Go. Love.

I spent most of last week at an old Jesuit silent retreat center in Chiang Mai called Seven Fountains. I stayed in a delightfully simple room in the building pictured here behind the trees: I decided not to bring my … Continue reading

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A time to leave.

After wrapping up some things at work tomorrow, I’ll be checking into a silent retreat center out here for the rest of the week. I had planned to use this time to go to Koh Tao, one of the islands … Continue reading

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Please Call Me by My True Names

Please Call Me by My True Names   Don’t say that I will depart tomorrow- even today I am still arriving.   Look deeply: every second I am arriving to be a bud on a Spring branch, to be a … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day, Mom.

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Ordinary Life in Thailand, Part 2

Here are some more pictures of ordinary life here in Thailand. There are a lot of ordinary things about cars and trucks here in Thailand. For one, it’s ordinary for trucks to be way overloaded. Usually, if there’s ever a … Continue reading

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Rhythm

There is a natural rhythm to life abroad. Sometimes happy, sometimes not. Sometimes ambitious and eager to embrace the next challenge, sometimes less so. Sometimes there’s nowhere else I’d rather be, sometimes most other places would be nice. Yesterday’s accomplishments … Continue reading

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