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Last night was Super Bowl XLV, that annual pillar of American football majesty. The Super Bowl is the one night each year when America comes together as a nation to watch the world championship between the American Football League and National Football League conference winners. (This year it was the Pittsburgh Steelers versus the Green Bay […]

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Early yesterday morning I received a phone call that Daughter’s Dutch club voetbal  game had been cancelled. Not surprising, since at the time it was -6 degrees Celsius in the small town 30 minutes north of here where she plays. That’s 21 degrees Fahrenheit people. And given the usual wind rolling in off the North […]

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It’s nice to be back after a short break that, while busy, was enjoyable, interesting, rejuvenating and restorative. I’ll share more about that in an upcoming post. As readers who follow earlier posts of mine will know, I’m big on reflection and New Year’s resolutions. In fact, the posts The Write Lesson Learned and Letting Go and then Most […]

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Reverb10 challenge for the day (from Patrick Reynolds): Body Integration. This year, when did you feel the most integrated with your body? Did you have a moment where there wasn’t mind and body, but simply a cohesive YOU, alive and present? The short answer is that I had a few moments of body integration throughout […]

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Earlier this fall I was on the sidelines watching Daughter’s high school soccer game. (Astute readers will notice the use of ‘soccer’ instead of ‘voetbal’, thinking I’ve made a mistake. Not so. Daughter’s school refers to the sport as soccer. Her Dutch club team obviously calls it voetbal. Just trying to keep up here, that’s […]

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From the dawn of mankind, there have been explorers among us. Something deep within instructs us to go exploring beyond what we know and into the unknown. Like ripples on a pond when a pebble is tossed in, spreading out further from the center in concentric circles. The center is our home, and the widening […]

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Earlier in the week I received a message from my Dutch friend Katja. She’s currently in Washington, DC attending a seminar for work. She wanted to thank me again for the info about DC that I’d shared with her before she left. The weather was nice and she was enjoying her visit. ‘I love DC and can […]

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