Category Archives: TEACHINGS FROM THE FAR NORTH

BEWITCHED, BOTHERED, and BEFUDDLED

I have always liked the sound of the word befuddled. It has a fairy tale quality to it. It’s what the three bears would have been when they came home to a messed up house or the frog prince when … Continue reading

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MOTHER LOVE – an Earth Day tale

  Sweating and belching, the young mother rolls into the Emergency Room at precisely one minute before midnight. The attending physician’s eyebrows take on the appearance of his last patient’s electro-cardiogram a moment before her death. “What is it this … Continue reading

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FOUR DAYS, FOUR NIGHTS—

Alone—no food—no drink—no watch, phone, electronics of any kind—no reading, or writing—being silent—these are the general rules of a Vision Quest. Day 1:  In silence, I was led to my spot in the forest—a small thicket at the foot of … Continue reading

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