Be Foolish

Read a poem to an audience while your voice and hands shake with fear. Give that coin to the homeless man who will likely buy drugs. Tell your friend you love her even as the air shimmers with awkwardness. Let the wind blow your hair into a rat’s nest, the sun burn...

Free Audiobook

Happy New Year, Thank you for subscribing to The Inner Adventure. As an appreciation for tuning in, I’m offering my brand new audiobook to the first 25 subscribers who respond to this message. If you’re interested, simply REPLY to this email, and I will...

Life of a Snowflake

Snowflake, glistening in the sun you swirl up, down and around your fellow flakes playing in the rays that will soon kill you with their warmth and brightness. And yet you dance, float above the gravel, flip and turn glint like a spark set on the wind. You spare...

Lost in the Forest

A flash of tan dissolves into dark earth my dog friend gone, led astray by his nose seeking the scent of a rabbit. I call and call my fear bouncing off ponderosa trunks their sweet vanilla suddenly grown sour. “Lester, Lester come back!” But the forest stays silent—...

The Inner Garden

I plant the seeds carefully using rich soil and compost— tomatoes, beets, radishes, tatsoi, arugula, cucumber and patty pan squash. Then I wait. Soon the tiny seedlings appear. They push up through the soil, a miracle of fragile green! Every morning I go out, check...