The Desert Sanctuary

Spirit * Soul * Body

There is something of a drive in all of us.  When we believe something, we want everyone to believe it.  I imagine part of the reason is because it has “saved” us in some way.  I feel that way about my plant-based lifestyle.  I feel like eating differently has literally saved my life and restored …

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The events in the Tea Shop were hard to put in chronological order, but I think it happened just after we began to share tea and before his wife brought out the food.  He just stood up and began demonstrating what Tanya described as part of his “practice.”  To be clear, he wasn’t describing his …

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I’ve noticed when most people talk about their spouses or their children, they talk a lot about them being the “best.” I may have even done that in this series of essays. If I did, please scold me later. It’s most evident when people say, “my wife (or husband) is my best friend!” Personally, I …

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Occasionally, my dog Winston reminds me of who he is and most of the time it irritates me.  Just a few minutes ago, he nudged me when he wanted me to go in a different direction.  I yell at him because I surmise that “one day you are going knock me down.”  He just looks …

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     “It’s no what I did, It’s what I didn’t do”  George Jones (I realize that I just took “No Show Jones” out of context, but hopefully it sticks in your mind, like it did for me.) So far, most of the things I have discussed were the things that happened leading up to …

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If I wouldn’t have wrecked my scooter, we might have still been down in the Southern part of Taiwan.  My unfortunate accident had caused us to have a couple of extra days to venture around in the more populated Northern region.  Our host Tanya was dropping us off at the hotel after supper.  That’s when …

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