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The Butterfly Effect

“Whatever you are doing, if you want something else to happen, you need to pause.” —Helene Simonsen Nine years ago …

On Pause

A few weeks ago, I spoke with Maggie Kaplan, founder of Invoking the Pause, the environmental small grants program that …

Prologue

In a letter to his longtime editor and friend, Pascal “Pat” Covici, John Steinbeck wrote, “A prologue is written last …

Jack Frost, Jack Straw

I’ll refrain from allowing the snow in Seattle to conscript this week’s writing, much as I’m tempted to wax poetic …

Enough! / Basta!

On my 23rd birthday I saw my first astrologer. Maryann was the first to read my birth chart, which is …