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Keep the door open

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So yesterday I decided to come back to LA as I needed to sign a card for a very good friend Erik.  He just finished his last treatment of chemo therapy and it is his birthday soon.  In the process of coming back I decided to go to a Starbucks in Malibu I just wasn't sure which one.

I ended up at the one on 30765 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265 and I am very thankful I did.  After ordering my vanilla roibos tea, I sat down and started working on my blog (I am coming back to blogger after 3 years of being on WordPress)  After getting everything converted and set up, a very nice man said, "You plug is about to fall out of the socket".  I thanked him and then plugged in my  protector and started talking to an extremely nice guy by the name of Nelson.  He had kind eyes and a  very pleasant demeanor about him and was very talkative.
He shared with me his passion for art, music and writing off the bat.  We began sharing ideas of life and our passions of photography and spoken work.…

Happy New Year-2014

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New Year, New Life, New Day!

So its 2014 and I don't know about you, but its been a crazy 2013 for me.  I have been doing alot of inward searching this last year as you all know.  I haven't felt super inspired to write but I got inspired tonight.  I don't think its a coincidence, but more like a reminder.  

Yesterday I was writing or transcribing a piece from Mark Nepo.  I have found his Book of Awakening to be a fascinating guide book for me and has really helped me through some of the toughest times in my life.  My focus for this blog is going to be appreciation/gratefulness and never giving up. 

In writing yesterday, I realized that the book was talking about (for this particular day), the preciousness of the human condition.  Im paraphrasing but I think you will get the idea. There is a Buddhist idea that says we should be very aware of our condition (being human) on the earth, and that we have a really amazing view of life and that we have this amazing vessel that allows…