Ground Hog’s Day Escape Plan

By Michael Maddaus / March 27, 2020 /

These days, with a bounty of coronavirus induced time on my hands, my wife and I linger more on our morning dog walks. With the arrival of spring in Minnesota nature is coming alive, oblivious and indifferent to the current plight of their human coinhabitants. Over the last week as my hand grasps the doorknob…

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Are You Trying Too Hard When You Meditate?

By Michael Maddaus / December 22, 2019 /

Just do it. The Nike tagline is symbolic of the American ethos. Go after it, try your hardest, and if you fail, get up, dust off, and try again. I love the phrase. I have lived by it. It has served me well. But, like many things, the idea is useful until it isn’t. Nowhere…

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