Monthly Archives: September 2016

For the Week of September 16, 2016: The Healing Power of Haiku

A few weeks ago, I was invited to give a presentation on the expressive writing programs I lead with cancer patients and survivors to a visiting group of medical students from Dokkyo University in Japan, part of an annual “observership” … Continue reading

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For the Week of September 18, 2016: Sleepless Nights

Even in the cave of the night when you wake… you push with your eyes till forever comes in its twisted figure eight   and lies down in your head… (From:  “Waking at 3 a.m., by William Stafford) It’s 3 … Continue reading

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For September 12, 2016: Worth the Wait

  What you do with time is what a grandmother clock does with it: strike twelve and take its time doing it. You’re the clock: time passes you remain. And wait. (From:  “Mother,” by From The Plural of Happiness: Selected Poems … Continue reading

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For the Week of September 4, 2016: Finding Solace in a Spiritual Practice

And we pray, not for new earth or heaven, but to be quiet in heart, and in eye clear.  What we need is here. From:  “The Wild Geese,” by Wendell Berry Throughout my childhood and undergraduate years, I was active … Continue reading

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