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Holding the symbols generously: marriage, child-rearing, and existential purpose

Does marriage hold meaning outside of convention? If all lives end, then isn’t marriage’s “permanency” a passing illusion? Don’t the joined souls ultimately separate in the great beyond or, if they remain merged, doesn’t that merging collapse any notion of their being separate to begin with? The same could be said of child-rearing; if the… Continue reading Holding the symbols generously: marriage, child-rearing, and existential purpose

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Climate

A little over two years ago, I stood with a friend in a town where we had both elected to go to grad school. “Why are we doing this?” I asked him, “Why is anyone doing what they’re doing? I bet society as a whole will collapse in the near future.” My friend said he… Continue reading Climate

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My wedding suit

In fall of 2019, I twice met with a tailor to custom design a suit for the wedding I planned to have in September of 2020. During my first meeting with the tailor, we took measurements of my body, as well as talked through and chose all the details of the suit. By the second… Continue reading My wedding suit

Interview/Talk

Soul Stories Podcast interview: 12/8/19

A few months ago I was lucky enough to interview with my friend Danny Mazur on the “Soul Stories” podcast. We talked about a range of things—reincarnation, one-life consciousness, “hero” and “victim” stories, intuition—all threaded through the circumstances of my life. This process was powerful for me: while I started off the interview nervous, I… Continue reading Soul Stories Podcast interview: 12/8/19

essays, Personal writing

Receiving and following intuition: a personal story

A little over a year ago I had a dream of my future wife. In the dream, I saw a bright, cheerful, red-headed woman, knew that she was a nurse, and awoke saying aloud the words ‘That’s my wife.’ Obviously, I wrote down the dream and told it to friends. As with most mystical experiences,… Continue reading Receiving and following intuition: a personal story