Category Riding the Wave

Get the Message

A poem is an equation written on the wind, lasting only for as long as the memories that transmit it from one seeker to the next. The poet is an ego-driven chronicler writing to be remembered while claiming that the message is what matters most, despite the fact that the message hasn’t changed since the advent of the printed word, or longer. I can imagine the last of the species

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Midnight Creatures

Last night, the wind in the branches interrupted our dreams. We held each other alone and silent,  free from all the other dreamers who kept their own secrets buried in the dark. The midnight creatures prowled beyond our walls, their subtle noises delivering us from thought, and after the atoms struck the void, we let them lull us back to sleep.

Some Baseline Activities for a Longer, Healthier Life

People talk themselves out of maintaining a healthy lifestyle for endless reasons. Still, making excuses for not exercising and eating well is ruinous. Life is too short and precious for that. In most cases, it’s not really that hard to take care of yourself. Here’s a simple thumbnail sketch of some strategies for a longer, healthier life. First, do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise a week. “Aerobic”

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Climate Change

The man Sarah Martin thought she once loved had become a lazy, manipulative user, and constantly dwelling on her decade of failure with him wasn’t doing her any favors. It had certainly kept her from living in the moment. She finally decided to salvage what she could and refashion a meaningful life for herself before it was too late. Within the span of a month, she sold her successful ice cream shop in

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Nothing to Remember

The sunset shrouded the bay in a mantle of gold. Ben scanned the horizon from his second-floor balcony and then leaned forward in his chair to gain a clearer view of his front yard. The jacaranda trees were in full bloom, their lush petals serving as a purple canopy for anyone strolling up the path to his house. As the maid was finishing her daily chores, she took special care to

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Cutting Back on Gluten, Dairy, Refined Sugar, and Meat

Plenty of sound evidence shows that it’s a good idea to reduce your intake of gluten, dairy, refined sugar, and meat. Here’s why. 1. Wheat grown today is very different than the wheat grown a hundred years ago. It has been genetically modified and bred to generate increased crop yields. This change in the make-up of wheat has caused a huge surge in negative physical reactions ranging from weight gain

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