Letter To My Son

Love Child I read once that a child born of lust has an undeveloped soul. So at the moment of your conception, I focused the full intention of my love into the act that brought you into being. It’s interesting because your mom and I had been trying to conceive for many months before that one, fateful, late…

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Wrong Voltage

These American plugs don’t fit European sockets – you need an adaptor to charge your phone or your electric razor. And even then, the current runs a bit hot on the other side of the pond. Well, people are just like those razors and phones: they try to adapt but it’s rarely a perfect fit. The current runs…

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GRATITUDE

It’s an Outlook Ever since I embraced positivism, the practice which has had one of the biggest effects on my outlook is expressing gratitude. I remember an episode of Battlestar Galactica where the Cylons showed how they could project any reality they wished upon their ship so that instead of drab metal corridors, they walked through lush forests…

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MY DREAM JOURNAL

Dream Power When I first came to Turkey back in 1994, my life was in a bit of a confused state. Around that time, my roommate lent me a copy of the book, Dream Power, by Dr. Ann Farady. It describes a way of looking at dreams devoid of all the symbology of conventional dream books, where instead…

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ON DEATH AND GRIEF

Slow Awareness “Pity not the dead. For the dead, being dead, feel no more fear, pain, or unhappiness. Pity those who are left behind.” Michael Wray Growing up in Canada during the 60s and 70s was a peaceful experience for me and most of my friends. The murmurs of war in faraway lands on the evening news went…

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Eastern Turkey Part 2, The People

  Previously In a previous blog, Journey to the Center of the Onion, I wrote about the trip my son and I had taken to Eastern Turkey last August. I described the places we had visited and the incredible historical and archaeological sites we had seen. In my next blog, Eastern Turkey Part 1, I went on at…

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The Power of Saying Sorry

Early Lessons Like most kids of my generation, I was brought up to believe in and practice the art of giving a sincere apology. I remember my mom telling me, “Don’t say it unless you mean it” and teachers in the playground prying kids apart and exhorting them to apologize and shake hands. It was a simpler time,…

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Eastern Turkey Part 1, The Food

  Previously In a previous blog, Journey to the Center of the Onion, I wrote about the trip I took to Eastern Turkey with my son, Emre. I told about the places we had visited and the incredible historical and archaeological sites we had seen. And although I mentioned some of the impressions these places made on me,…

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Podcast Interview

Check out my interview with Lisa Tucker on The Borderline. Just click the link.  https://theborderline.ca/michael-wray/

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The Net of Indra

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