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Brother John: A Monk, a Pilgrim and the Purpose of Life | August Turak

The following is an excerpt of Brother John: A Monk, a Pilgrim and the Purpose of Life, an award-winning true story about the surprising power of generosity – now beautifully illustrated in an all-ages rendering. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Brother John is also what might be termed Mepkin’s […]

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How to Overcome Time-Wasters and Take Back Your Life

2016 has been such a paradox for me. Nationally, globally, and in the lives of many of my friends, it’s been a steady stream of sorrow if I don’t sugar-coat it. But personally? While feeling into all our larger cultural shifts, it’s been amazing in so many ways: My girls are growing up, Presence continues to reach new frontiers, Speakeasy is […]

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Tears for Fears: My Anxiety and Modern Life

“My Name is Mike; I’m An Anxiety Sufferer.” I don’t know if there are Panic Anonymous meetings, but if there were that’s how I imagine I could introduce myself. I’ve alluded to this on the blog before; my close friends and even many of my acquaintances know about this aspect of my life…and now I’ve decided to […]

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