Category Archives: Thoughts

Eulogy: John Alfred Mapstone IV

Eulogy for John Alfred Mapstone IV whose death is recorded as April 6, 2017 In the telling of this eulogy I am reminded of the book “Speaker for the Dead” by Orson Scott Card. The protagonist is charged with the … Continue reading

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Falling Off the Holiday Wagon

The holiday season is an easy time to fall off the wagon regarding diet and exercise. There are many reasons this will happen with probably twice as many coaches posting youtube videos and writing articles on how to avoid falling … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice – Divine Birth

Beginning yesterday at 4:44AM CST was the 2016 Winter Solstice.

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Letter to the Editor

The following is a letter I wrote to the editor of the local news paper, the Duluth News Tribune, and to our city councilors in response to an article titled “Duluth weighs pros, cons of funding for Avalon.” The reason … Continue reading

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Diet and Fitness – A Simple Start

My daughter requested an email from me detailing what I do so that she could start her own weight loss journey. When I finished writing the email I realized that it was written in the perfect format to share with … Continue reading

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Magic Is Afoot

“Magic is afoot.” -As declared by the appearance of ravens Aloft vs. Grounded I like to ground most of my writing as close to “reality” as I can without ignoring the spiritual realities as well. In fact, even when I … Continue reading

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State of the Blog

Ninefold Evolution will be undergoing a redesign over the course of the next year or so. The original goal was always to inspire transformation and self exploration via body, mind, and spirit. The blog has, instead, reflected my own state … Continue reading

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