Experiments

A Dream Come True

I had a dream many years ago. I was looking up a south face, sloping hillside. I stopped to take it in. When I turned 180 degrees, I saw the

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It’s snowing again—from gentle to purposeful. After all the snows this year, its beauty melted my hardness, so I could slip into delight. For over two days, David and I

“Shit for Brains”

Everyone was sitting comfortably. He stood up.  He was a tall, athletic, good-looking redhead young man of 18. We were discussing parenting and the good and bad we had experienced.

3 The Alien

  I’m a contrarian. If someone orders me to move one way, I’ll do the opposite. What’s considered “in” at the moment doesn’t interest me. But being fashionable parades as

Breaking Spells for Hating School

I couldn’t count all the teens I’ve met who hated “normal” school. In class, many acted out, others were silently defiant, while others played comedian which was often a welcome

Experimenting with Smiles

A few years ago I fell into an experiment. I was walking to the local library while listening to some favorite tunes. A lyric simultaneously triggered a smile in my

Bucky Fuller, Secular Saint

During these holidays of hope, I am reminded of a secular saint: Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller. Known for geodesic domes, Bucky was all about doing more with less. He showed us