The Haze and the Blaze

A few summers back, we flew out to San Diego and spent a month driving slowly up the coast to Marin County. Just me, the wife and the kid. I hadn't spent a lot of time in southern California, especially along the coast. So I'd never heard of or experienced the phenomenon known as the...
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Uncomfortably Alive

1982. Dave Leonard's basement on a Friday night. Bare feet, I ease down the steps into a smokey lair, fresh from a gymnastics meet. Minutes earlier, I've swapped androgynous white tights and a blue tank for a beat up flannel shirt, puka beads and jeans tattered with holes that've been earned, not bought. I have hair....
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I Come to This Year

I come to this year Awakening To the truth of life My life Equipped to see Beyond the haze Of illusion Who I am Who I am not Who I yearn to be   I come to this year Questioning Whether being that person Truly holds the seeds Of more grace Or serves to distract...
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