.Christian M. Chensvold

Photo by Clem Onojeghuo PLAY'S THE THING All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
May 11, 2022

Play On – Not just for kids

I passed by a martial arts studio one day, peered inside and was shocked to see a recreation of the battle of David and...
Jacek Dylag NOTHING can be something else.
May 4, 2022

Zero Effect: Less is more

By Christian Chensvold What do you have when you have nothing? According to ancient teachings, you still have one thing, the one thing that can...
Photo courtesy of Young & Yonder SIP The Young & Yonder distillery was founded in 2013 by husband and wife team Josh and Sarah Opatz.
Apr 19, 2022

Fairy Tale – ‘Green fairy’ charms Bay Area absinthe distilleries

Well into the 20th Century, an aging Frenchman recalled his youth and said that you hadn’t really lived unless you’d experienced the pleasure of...
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Dec 1, 2021

Pure Action—Break the worry routine

When we’re in crisis, lost in the forest, deep in our own personal hell, it seems impossible to get out.  Our nights are spent in...
Illustrations by Tom Beland
Sep 15, 2021

The Great Escape: Feeding the soul when reality bites

I like to spend time in the cemetery because I feel like the dead are the only people who understand me. My soul belongs to...
Aug 25, 2021

The H Factor: Heaven vs. Hell

The peak years of the British Empire saw the introduction of many ancient texts from the East, introduced by such scholar-adventurers as Sir Richard...
Aug 11, 2021

‘I’ of the Beholder

“What do you mean,” a Spirit reader asked, “when you say the ego feels deeply threatened by the so-called sacred marriage of the sun...
Aug 4, 2021

Three’s a Charm

Three is a special number, for it transcends two opposing paths by offering a third alternative. Every time you think you’re caught between the...