14
Sep 2019

Gratitude, Grit and Grace Concert #2

As I continue to talk about family secrets and share experiences of facing my deepest fears and learning to love myself, I want to take a moment and say how much I love my folks and my brothers. My dad was and remains one of my lifelong heroes.
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6
Sep 2019

Gratitude, Grit and Grace Concert

Beginning in 2011 I shared the story of my life and career around 49 virtual campfires. The 49th campfire was “lit” in front of family and friends at a concert at Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle in May of 2017.
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23
Aug 2019

Graduation Celebration Part Ten - Let Love Go Forward

At its best among the gifts that higher learning affords us is the time and the chance – in a safe and challenging environment – to grapple with essential existential questions: who are we – why are we here – what are we meant to do with our lives-
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15
Aug 2019

Graduation Celebration Part Nine - The Graduation Ceremony

After lots of singing and talking we arrive at the moment of receiving my diploma. It was my good fortune and delight to be presented the degree by two of my favorite people, Jody Nyquist and David Domke.
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9
Aug 2019

Graduation Celebration Part Eight - Once We Cross That Bridge

Threshold moments are important to the human experience. They can be sacred or secular. We celebrate births and deaths. There are marriage rituals. Before their first birthdays my two grandsons were welcomed into their church with ceremonies involving baptism, confirmation, and communion.
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2
Aug 2019

Graduation Celebration Part Seven - What We Leave Behind

In this section I’m getting ready to receive my college degree 50 years after I might have graduated. I describe issues we were confronting half a century ago that we continue to deal with to this day.
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27
Jul 2019

Graduation Celebration Part Six - Awake in Someone’s Garden

We are a culture that values action and doing. Too often we define or measure ourselves by things we accomplish and how those things “stack up” against others.
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13
Jul 2019

Graduation Celebration Part Five - On The Shoulders of Giants

This section further illustrates the idea that we are all in this together, and that we are all somehow connected. It also touches on the idea that those who came before us can both haunt us as ghosts or help show us the way as guides or guardians.
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5
Jul 2019

Graduation Celebration Part Four - We Are Not Alone

One of the things that has become clearer to me over the years is that – like it or not, know it or not – we are not alone. We are all in this together. We are somehow connected to each other and all living things – often in ways that we may not be aware of and cannot easily define or explain.
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