Category Archives: thoughts on working

Thoughts on work

From my blog, February 2008: Working takes things that I have no right to give and can’t really live without. I have to get this right at some point. I am longing to re-discover a place that I have at … Continue reading

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Equanimity and the garden

I’ve been hoarding this for a full week, since 5/13/11. Yet for every Friday the 13th, there comes a Friday the 20th. I’ve told almost no one, signifying my residual tendency to feel shame and blame for failures that aren’t … Continue reading

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Back to dying …

I have returned to the work I love, tending to the living as they consider or fail to consider the experience of dying and the reality of death. I feel at home again. And, as if in a gesture of … Continue reading

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My state of uneasy transition

I’m in a state of uneasy transition. Although I am uncommonly eager to embrace change, I am no less challenged by it than are most people. I am about to leave one job and start a new one, and to … Continue reading

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