My late father’s ballot
Read my Washington Post piece about my family’s deliberations over what to do with my father’s Michigan mail-in ballot whenRead more.
Patience, Playfulness, & the Practice of Care
A Q&A with fire monk Mako Voelkel It’s been nearly a dozen years since Mako Voelkel stood on the OverlookRead more.
How can you keep your heart open and mind clear during a pandemic?
Near the end of March 2020, ten days into the Bay Area’s shelter-in-place order, I reached out to Fire MonkRead more.
“To grow back just what’s needed from what’s left”
I opened my Wislawa Szymborska Collected and Last Poems this morning and there was a poem waiting, just the rightRead more.
Fire Monks readers will remember Jane Hirshfield, if they don’t already know her poetry, as a steady, calming presence in theRead more.
Listen to Fire Monks!
In January I had the honor of recording the narration for the audiobook of Fire Monks with the pros at LiveRead more.
Op-ed in the Monterey Herald
Read my August 20 opinion piece in The Monterey Herald about why history doesn’t have to repeat itself as theRead more.
The Practice of Befriending
The return of wildfire to the Ventana has me thinking about Myogen Steve Stücky and his enduring teachings about befriendingRead more.