Monday, February 6, 2012


Today I heard from a very good friend of mine, who spoke with conviction, attentive to something which must have been on his mind for more than a thinking minute.  He spoke of greed, and with the most honest of questionings he pondered over one of our truest threat.  He wondered of the devastation greed has and will continue to have upon us.  It is of a high sin, made real and forwarded through all old texts and yet we see it rise like a death flame and seek selfishly to be touched by it.  It is a strange beast, full of lure, all the while it seeks and destroys, like some vengeful spirit once done wrong.
I have set forward my life as an adult with a highest respect for those who do and who seek nothing but continued activity of the strongest and most selfless ways.  I seek guidance in the simplicity which is truth and in the easiness of a genuine smile (that I seek to receive daily and which I bestow abundantly).  I grow more aware of the difficulties of this beast, for it beats at my door daily when I reach for that which I don't need but want so urgently! It is so that I feel to bring others around me, those who care and act, who participate and share, who, like myself, try to harden the chest which keeps this Greed at bay...may we succeed in our in-devours, or be taken away having fought off its gripping venom. 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Of Care and Activity

It has been in a very interesting time working on CICER.  The main interest still holds, that of sharing and giving, learning and living.  They are simple things, elements of life that we can often do without but which without we would be less.  In this current move towards placing steps in stone with CICER I have organized a committee, which, up to this point, has been made of friends and colleagues, people I admire and have worked with.  I hoped to share the same steps with this initial group that I plan on sharing with every coming resident.  We are now in the stage of accepting applications, we have gone wide, reaching for the distance with hopes of building connections.  How things will go, no one knows for sure, but we are able to direct many of our living steps as we float in this sea of life.  Doing something good, something productive, something which brings others in, for contact, discussions, possibilities and many other sharing elements, well, it can only bring you closer to you.  I look forward to what will become, seeing as we have a five year pilot plan!  But for sure what will be is a step in the right direction, one of care and activity.  Check back as I feel this will be a pretty active blog!

Applications are OPEN...

Applications Dates: January 31st - March 30th, 2012

CICER is now accepting applications...go to for all the information and join us this year for a great experience!