Making Up My Mind

I recently wrote a post about faith.  This post would not have been possible without psilocybin, otherwise known as magic mushrooms – those of the psychedelic variety. I’ve wanted to write about my experience with psilocybin for some time now.  You can probably guess why I’ve resisted. While this blog isn’t a worldwide sensation, I […]

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Got to Have Faith?

A week and a half ago my wife and son were nearly killed while walking across the street. The day began like any other with my wife, Jenny, and I walking our kids to school.  As Jenny and our 5-year-old son took a left and began crossing the street, my daughter and I prepared to […]

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Get Kicked in the Face

My daily meditation practice consists of around 45 minutes in the morning, before my kids wake up (and all hell breaks loose) and 45 minutes in the evening, before I go to sleep for the night. It’s as basic of a practice as one can find – I sit on a plastic foldout chair in […]

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Loving Others in West Virginia

This love story takes place at the Bhavana Society in High View, West Virginia.  Bhavana is a Buddhist forest monastery in the Theravada tradition.  While it’s an incredible place, listed as one of the most sacred locales by National Geographic, I found love here in a slightly circuitous route.  And yes, one of the most […]

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The Dark Side of Meditation

I’m guessing a lot of bloggers at one point or another, fall off the proverbial horse and fail to publish a post over an extended period of time.  Well, this is me getting back on the horse.  What you might not have heard from other writers is the excuse I am going to toss out […]

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