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The Ever-present Past

  A book on the nature of war may provide us with a clue to the nature of nightmares… In War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, former war correspondent Chris Hedges writes… “I did not sleep well in … Continue reading

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Still Working

When Hurricane Katrina hit my former home city, New Orleans, I could only watch the images of destruction on TV… I felt a little guilty that I wasn’t down there, helping out in some small way. Finally, in frustration, I … Continue reading

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Variations on a Theme

  One night’s dreams often follow a particular theme. But that theme is not always obvious, in my experience. Consider this dream that came to me in the middle of the night: I drive up to the house where I’m … Continue reading

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It’s Absurd Not to Laugh

    Monty Python, Norman Mailer, and NPR in the same dream! In the dream: I’m in an upstairs apartment, listening to author Norman Mailer speak.  The rest of the crowd consists of computer-internet geeks. I think I hear Mailer … Continue reading

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A Lazy Workaholic

I’m a lazy workaholic, according to this dream: I’m in a hospital.  I see someone I know, several feet away.  She’s training to be a doctor. A woman stands beside her.  I’m acquainted with this one as well. The first … Continue reading

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Dream Gift

  The poem below was inspired by a dream, but goes beyond the dream. In the dream, the wounded was someone I knew. It was difficult to watch, so I turned away. A poem can be a good way to … Continue reading

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A Real Story

  “It’s true that it’s a real story.”              — from the movie, No Country for Old Men  This story comes from an excellent book, Shamanism in North America, by Norman Bancroft Hunt.  Make of it what you will: “In a … Continue reading

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