Category Archives: stories

Discussion area for the topic of: Stories; as they relates to creative inquiry.

Stirring the Caldron of Time

As I opened the fridge door and wondered what would take the edge off my hunger, before I want out for my walk, I heard my mother, sitting at the kitchen table, say, “I never wanted to be so opinionated.” … Continue reading

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Empty Space

My life changed forever twenty years ago, We had driven to a look-out on Route 1 in northern California where, once everyone had parked their cars, the group gathered in a circle and did a few chants. Then they headed … Continue reading

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We are not alone

In “The Wizard of Oz”, we may have our favorite character, but if you’re like me you can find a bit of yourself in each of them. It’s together that they fill up a complete personality, while individually they reflect … Continue reading

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THE SPACE BETWEEN THOUGHTS…

Looking for THE SPACE BETWEEN THOUGHTS… well… just how might I observe that space, or transition between, when my mind is humming along, spinning its web of stories threaded with previously accepted assumptions, and beliefs sprinkled with desires and anxieties … Continue reading

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RESTING IN RIPPLES…

RESTING IN RIPPLES… In Full Presence Mindfulness classes, and TSK, we are often invited to explore in our immediate experience how the self operates at the center of our lived story… to observe the mostly unspoken, but felt story of … Continue reading

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THINKING THROUGH PERCEPTION…

THINKING THROUGH PERCEPTION… Thinking involves many different mental processes. For instance, perceiving visually I most often take for granted that when I see something, it’s a fact. BUT… if I take the time to investigate what I THINK I saw, … Continue reading

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EDGE OF THE FUTURE…

EDGE OF THE FUTURE… I love to write, and when I do, I am fascinated by the ‘dawn’. Of course, the captivating and compelling beauty of the just rising sun… but in particular, the dawning of form… when at the … Continue reading

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DRIVEN…

DRIVEN… TSK Instructor Ken McKeon’s poem brings this up for me… ON THE ROAD… the journey can get monotonous, somewhere between gruesome and gratifying… the space between disgust and desire… bleak and blissful… between lost and found. ‘Where’, seems to … Continue reading

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STORIES… APPLESAUCE…

How many words are there… who would know? If there are almost 7,000 living languages today, each could have several hundreds of thousands of words… if so, then there might be over 2 billion words in use today. Ken’s poem … Continue reading

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The Aliens… “Story of Your Life”

A couple of years ago Jack had us read a story for TSK class. In the short story entitled, ‘Story of your Life’, by Ted Chiang, aliens arrive on earth. The new motion picture ‘Arrival’ is based on the short … Continue reading

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