Stories for the Time Between Stories

This page will soon migrate to a different URL:; It is to be a blog, a journal, a notebook, a repository of notes for workshops.



What I call STORIES is a mix of things. Poems, essays, notes to accompany and expand particular classes. It is also a sort of journal, ideas that occur to me to develop later. All of it is ongoing, inchoative (always in process). I could also call this page NOTEBOOK. Comments are welcome.


I am curious. I wonder a lot. I try things out. I like to touch. I like to play with my food, eat with my fingers, eat with my friends. I am curious why politics and religion enter more into our daily conversations than what is happening to life on this planet, right before our eyes. We need to talk about Climate Change. Make it a part of your ongoing Practice of Caring.



We want a space of healing to be a safe space. We tend to lock out any references to things that may be disturbing. Let the world be present with you as you work, as the way you do your work. The world has great healing powers and it seems to be in need of healing. Healing happens by bringing worlds together. The one world we live in isolates, individualizes. Reductionism, the dominant mode of scientific inquiry, reduces the numbers of worlds, insisting there will be only one world. It is a white world, English is its official language.


Open to other worlds, other stories, other ways of being in the world. Find and make allies. (Re)connection to other worlds is the way of most traditional technologies of healing.


There is a story told in the excellent book The Spaces Between Us about a young lab monkey.

The vision is for Ongoingness; Life continuing on . . . .


Flaneur -- Out for a Stroll


I am I and my circumstance; and, if I do not save it, I do not save myself.                              



Changing the Conversation

Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. For some strange reason I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. And you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be––this is the interrelated structure of reality.



The Story Teller

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