Archives for July 2011

Lean on me

Lean on me, when you’re not strong And I’ll be your friend I’ll help you carry on For it won’t be long ‘Til I’m gonna need Somebody to lean on -Bill Withers “So self-reliant,” they would say. Parents, aunts, uncles, neighbors, and teachers; referring to the way I seemed to have entered this world so […]

Be you in charge

I sat at my desk reviewing the latest tips for stage fright I had downloaded off the internet. “Visualize a past success,” I read. What were these people smoking? “Just be yourself.” Really? Now which self would that be? My little “s” ego self had gotten me into this mess to begin with. And if […]

Declaration of dependence

My husband and daughter had taken off for the mountains to attend the annual celebration of the final day of the last Colorado ski resort (Arapahoe Basin) open for the season, leaving me to my own devices. It had been a whirlwind of a summer so far–the ego seemingly firing distractions like an alien ship […]

Forget this book: well; maybe tomorrow

As I sat at my desk carefully cutting out strips of duct tape to suture the ragged spine of my A Course in Miracles book the other morning I became aware of my imaginary Jesus quietly sitting beside me. I did not remember calling on him but his presence indicated otherwise. “I know what you’re […]