Basket Woman

A tale by Eugene Marckx Long ago when the first people lived on the earth a young man left all his family, and his tribe, and went out on his own across the hills. Did his folks miss him? Did he ever think of going back? No one knows. He wandered through river valleys and…

November 2021 Making vs. Wasting Time

How do I make time for myself?What was I told was a waste of my time?Do I make time for what’s important to me? Basket Woman

A tale by Eugene Marckx Long ago when the first people lived on the earth a young man left all his…

Sometimes These Days

By John Thompson Sometimes these days I find myself so full of joy and gratitude that I feel like I might just explode. That’s not hyperbole: I really am beside myself, wondering what to do with so much overwhelming energy. I still have my sorrows and grief, mind you, and my discontents, but even when…

October 2021 Where Is My Song?

Do I remember my song?Where does my song come from?Am I willing to sing it? A Hole in the Sky

(from the Colville Native American tradition) In the time before humans were born, the critters and birds had a tough time of it. The sky was always…

September 2021 My Mask/My Self

•             What I want you to think about me? •             What I want to hide from? •             Will I let you see me? Selfish Pig a tale by Eugene Marckx

Once upon a time there was a king and queen who loved each other so very openly.…

August 2021 Risking It All

•             What all is it I’m risking? •             Am I too risk averse? •             I’m I willing to not take the risk? •             Do I know the benefits of risk? The Journey             by Mary Oliver One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting…

July 2021 I’m Taking That Back

•             What did it cost me to belong? •             How much of myself did I give away? •             What will I do to get it back? Oh Lord, It’s Hard to Be Humble by Mac Davis Oh Lord it’s hard to be humble When you’re perfect in every way I can’t wait to look in…

2021 Online Event

Online Event 2021 A Gathering of Men presents The Gifts I Have to Give to the World Everyone comes into this world endowed with a unique genius, a special gift for the world. This gift is hidden from us. Our call is to discover this gift and be our authentic self. Our social and familial…

The Tangled Hills

Find a place at the edge of a swamp Listen and learn and take in who goes – who stays – what’s eaten – what decays – all the stinks and stews of it in the percolating ooze of a swamp’s necessities until you realize this isn’t all that life’s about When you come away…

The Accidental King

By: Tom Wilk Sept 2019 NOTE: This fable is written in 2nd person form, attempting to place YOU directly into the story. Please interpret each action of the main character from your own personal point-of-view. Consider each decision, action or question as your own “I Statement”.  Let’s just say it’s a beautiful Fall day and…

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