Before The Light

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When I was a kid, my dad would occasionally wake me up early before school to go to Chick and Ruth’s Deli in downtown Annapolis. I’d get all ready for school, with my uniform on, and we’d head out for breakfast sometimes as early as 5:00 AM. I felt so special on those mornings, with...
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Rainy Day

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Today I woke up to the sound of the rain. I opened my eyes and the room was still dark. My water glass from the night before sat there, waiting for me to awaken and notice its existence. The sound of the rain felt relaxing. It is nature reaching down from the heavens and touching...
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The Art of Presence

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I’m currently reading the book The Wisdom of Insecurity by Alan Watts and it’s hitting home the way a book hasn’t in a very long time. It’s reminding me that life is lived in the present moment, and that everything else is just an illusion, a dream, a thought. We search for security and reality...
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My Baltimore

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I was downtown this morning for an inspiring SocEnt Breakfast at Lexington Market. The room was filled with people who believe in this city and are working hard to make it a better place for all who live here. These people and organizations are doing incredibly innovative work to improve this place from kids to...
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This Magical Floating Sphere

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You know the way alien planets are often portrayed in books and movies? The environment and creatures all seem bizarre and amazing. In the recent Star Trek movie I remember watching the opening scene that took place on a red planet filled with all sorts of strange plants and thinking to myself “what an awesome...
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