• Kwan Yin Has Been Following Me
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    Kwan Yin Has Been Following Me

    The statue of Kwan Yin has been stalking me since it arrived on the property at the nonprofit where I dedicate my love and energy. I had never heard of Kwan Yin before the stature arrived. I eventually asked the…

  • Beyond Order Book Review
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    Beyond Order Book Review

    I am both a fan and a critic of Jorden Peterson. Much of his writing intrigues me and some of it confuses me. Nonetheless, I do feel refreshed and stimulated when I absorb his views. I also note that he…

  • Derek Dodds
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    Doing Time In A Cave

    I have been attracted to the Buddha for most of my adult life. I don’t know what it is or how it arrived, but he is there silently looming by my side. Maybe it’s some leftover karma from another life,…

  • Piano-less Playing Granny
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    Piano-less Playing Granny

    When I was a child my Grandmother had 2 pianos in the living room. I never saw her sit down and play them in 20 years. I was always banging on them as a little guy—secretly hoping that she would…

  • Derek Dodds Reading List
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    Reading List 2018-2019

    I like to keep these reading lists to refer back to what I was reading and thinking about during the specific time. It helps me map out my journey. I rarely re-read books but I do deep dive into authors…

  • Are You Leading A Second-hand Life?
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    Are You Leading A Second-hand Life?

    I was living a secondhand life for many years. Like an old worn-out t-shirt hanging on the thrift store rack, waiting for someone to take me home so that I could live in their dream world and not mine. The…