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The Bridge Between Us

“A fight just broke out in the quad!” blared the voice on my walkie-talkie as I walked the campus corridors at the tail end of lunch. High school administrators supervise the school grounds during every break to prevent just such occurrences. Getting the location, I stepped up my pace and headed to the altercation. Two…

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The Autograph Book

Next to my desk is a small basket stuffed with bookmarks, eyeglasses, stamps, a few papers and my business license. While digging for a stamp, my sixth-grade autograph book surfaced. I’d placed it in that basket temporarily one afternoon during one of my regular ‘cleaning out’ rituals to consider its permanent placement. I smiled, took…

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The Eclipse of the Butter Dish

Picking up the top of our leaded crystal butter dish while unloading the dishwasher this morning, it slipped out of my hand. I watched helplessly as it fell to the floor in slow motion and shattered. The breaking glass had a tinkling sound, like wind chimes. It startled me. I stood frozen and began to…

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The Lighthouse

A beacon of illumination that guides me in uncharted times. My drawing is partly accurate and partly imagined. Aren’t most things? We are storytellers, creating narratives from our own experience, perception and values. On June 20 and 21, the summer solstice and a partial solar eclipse open us to a shift in perception. We are asked to…

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Metamorphosis: A parable

Last week, this vision presented itself during meditation: Humanity appeared as caterpillars crawling all over the planet. In many areas, the caterpillars were coming together frantically climbing to reach an imaginary apex. They crawled over and on top of one another. That created a panic. Large numbers began to think, “Oh, I must get to the…

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Some Things Never Change

In the course of this month’s self-isolation due to the pandemic, I’ve sorted, organized and weeded out closets and drawers. Yesterday’s focus included smaller, obscure places like my horizontal file cabinet. In it were three folders huddled in the back, not seen since they were placed there when we moved to Auburn 4 ½ years…

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It’s the Details!

In the months leading up to self-isolation, my daily existence began to speed up and veer out of control. Life whizzed by and exiting the speeding train seemed impossible. But as we moved into week four of deeper breathing, I noticed small, imperceptible changes in myself and in nature. As a child, I walked with my…

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Thirty Days to a New You

While you are at home for the next 30-days self-isolating, scrolling through Facebook, Instagram and old emails, think of what December 2020 will look like. Similar to the photo above, we’ll have a whole new crop of babies who are already labeled the Coroniels. In addition, plumbers will have had a boon installing bidets. The…

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Kate Anders is a medium and a channel. She offers private sessions and workshops to empower and guide clients to their highest potential. She also paints and writes poetry. She is a retired educator who was selected by U.S.A. Today in 2000 as one of the country’s outstanding teachers. Kate lives in the Sierra Foothills with her husband who is a composer and sound engineer.

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