Amy Brook Palleson
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • United States

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Amy Brook Palleson commented on alsoknownas's blog post The Trouble With Brothers
"That picture of your mom makes it seem like she might have had a twinkle to her eyes, and that she smiled a lot at those jokes.   It's good to write about these things if you feel called to do so; it's also good to allow them to fade…"
Mar 17
Amy Brook Palleson commented on Robert Starkey's blog post THE SECRETS OF DYING _ REVEALED
"This is powerful stuff. Is this in some kind of larger piece somewhere? There's so much wisdom that totally clicks with the Truth I've journeyed to be a part of in this life--the explorations of eastern ways of thought and healing, the…"
Feb 8
Amy Brook Palleson commented on alsoknownas's blog post The Facade of Tranquility
"I do almost all of my writing now in FB posts, just because I don't have time to manage multiple online "storefronts" :) and just two days ago, I had an epiphany that I condensed into a post that essentially thanked the Universe for…"
Feb 2
Amy Brook Palleson commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Recent Activity
"I did not read them but have been back and forth with deleting things and have decided that it isn't so much about the integrity to Truth in any one moment (since truth is often dynamic and changeable from moment to moment); it's about the…"
Dec 11, 2016
Amy Brook Palleson commented on alsoknownas's blog post Frozen In Time, Frozen In Place
"I'm glad you're going.  We need more collective grief and emotion within our society, for we are pathologically afraid of our own feelings to the point where we have become diseased in both mind and body. My oldest daughter--not sure…"
Dec 9, 2016
Amy Brook Palleson commented on Rosigami's blog post Heading to the Edge of the World
"“He also said that he didn't want to intentionally hurt me. Well that certainly backfired.  In case you were thinking that might be a crack in the door, he followed it with You should probably just stop telling people you…"
Dec 6, 2016
Amy Brook Palleson commented on alsoknownas's blog post Box of Rocks
"Oh.  I didn't know who it was we were talking about until seeing a comment after mine.   Now knowing that--and having just been unfriended on FB by someone for, I assume, my comment above--I would say that people are handling their…"
Nov 27, 2016
Amy Brook Palleson commented on alsoknownas's blog post Box of Rocks
"I haven't read the post you reference here nor the comments on it, but I believe the election of this individual is more or less a mandate to express outrage and to protest this new America at every single opportunity we are given.   I am…"
Nov 27, 2016
Amy Brook Palleson commented on alsoknownas's blog post Where Did the Pretending Get Us?
"Aka, you know me (sorry; big reveal/no pretending:  he and I are friends), and know I don't suffer bullshit well, and that's what I believe we've all been doing for far too long.   It's my view that the minute after the…"
Nov 16, 2016
Amy Brook Palleson commented on Safe Bet's Amy's blog post Democratic Hypocrisy
"We can't pretend that we run the country anymore but people still want to.  They want to pretend that somehow we can freak out and sign petitions and take our country back post-election because apparently we have to get to a point where…"
Nov 14, 2016
Amy Brook Palleson commented on Ron Powell's blog post Who & What Made the Difference?
"I have a gay daughter, another dating a transitioning young man (male to female), and I am a woman living in Utah (Salt Lake City went to Clinton however, the rest of the state voted for that hateful POS); we know unfriendly territory and yet even…"
Nov 11, 2016
Amy Brook Palleson commented on Token's blog post One Final Thoght Before You Vote....
"Oh, and if anyone says anything about my kid and her vote, I will go totally f@cking apeshit."
Nov 8, 2016
Amy Brook Palleson commented on Token's blog post One Final Thoght Before You Vote....
"I chose the gun on the left.  But only did so after leaving my ballot unfinished until this very morning, and only after getting up last night from the table and tossing it aside because I just couldn't do it, since what should have been a…"
Nov 8, 2016
Amy Brook Palleson commented on tr ig's blog post Andy Tree from Peculiar
"I agree with Rosi on the "easy comfortable style" because you don't self-censor and tell it straight up, pussy and all.  You're not preachy and you're not fake; you're the guy chilling out in a random encounter…"
Oct 20, 2016
Amy Brook Palleson commented on alsoknownas's blog post How To Survive A Movie Review
" I have no idea what happened with my typeface, margins, and alignment up there.  I will advise that while it seems like a call for help or a ransom note, it actually isn't, unless of course you'd like to send me a million…"
Oct 18, 2016
Amy Brook Palleson commented on alsoknownas's blog post How To Survive A Movie Review
"I believe that there is suffering.  Objective suffering, that has nothing to do with attachment--as the Buddha claimed; even though I totally resonate with the 4 noble truths--for IMO there is an equal amount, if not infinitely more,…"
Oct 18, 2016

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My name is Amy Palleson, and I live in Salt Lake City, Utah. Yes; that's right. Where the Mormons live. But I'm not Mormon, so we can quickly move past that dance. I grew up in various areas of Northern California, and spent my teens and early twenties searching for meaning, but only found over-thinking and isolation. And--perhaps not surprisingly--spirituality (and psychedelics). I've lived in several states, and have moved in and out of towns and cities and relationships, experiencing all the highs and lows that we all share our existence with. The desperate longing. The adrenaline-soaked anger. The detached malaise. The immediate ecstasy of loving something beyond which you thought you were capable. I learned that life is mostly about grey areas, and that two truths--seemingly incompatible--can peacefully co-exist. Like how the Buddha could be wise and yet incredibly callous (in leaving his wife and son). And how an evil deed can spur on a generous act. How we are all so impossibly imperfect and flawed, and yet so freaking lovable simply because we try so damned hard. Religions and spirituality fascinate me, but--after a life-long search--I guess I've finally come to the conclusion that the existence of God or the spiritual universe can only be truly appreciated by embracing the miraculous beauty of Beethoven’s 9th symphony, or other amazing feat of creativity. These creative "callings" unify us, which is exactly where religions seem to fail. I am 47. A single parent of two girls. An animal lover. A teacher. An ex-wife. A writer finding her voice. And a devoted believer in the emotional freedom that comes with complete authenticity.
My Website
http://amypal.com

Amy Brook Palleson's Blog

Even the Small Stuff is a Miracle

Posted on October 1, 2016 at 5:00pm 5 Comments

[My 48th birthday is today and I'm getting to spend some quality time with my kids tonight, so if you come by, thank you so much for reading. I guess it might also make more sense if you read the linked story I give at the end before reading my blog].





When my mom turned 40, she had an epic meltdown in the upstairs bathroom of our geodesic dome house on Hazel Dell Road, crying and rocking herself in the bathtub while relaying how disappointed she was in her life, and the myriad… Continue

Contrast

Posted on September 11, 2016 at 7:00am 10 Comments

 From today, 9/11/2016; different flag, different house

   

Salt Lake Tribune I kept from…

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An afternoon in which I live out our precarious balance

Posted on September 1, 2016 at 9:30am 26 Comments

8/31/2016: Jesus. At the Smiths [grocery store] at 9th and 9th, a homeless mom pushing a shopping cart filled with their stuff and her dazed-looking teen son with auburn hair and freckles following her riding his bike, bags hanging from the handlebars and backpack on his back that had a fucking poster sticking out the top of it. 



Oh dear god. I had to sit down on a bench because I was shocked to tears.  Our homeless shelters are currently full so there is nowhere for them to…

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Non-Optimal Viscosity

Posted on May 25, 2016 at 9:00am 15 Comments

Seven years ago, I caught a cold that wouldn’t go away.   The runny nose left me dehydrated and exhausted and was accompanied by sneezes so powerful that my eyes would explode like volcanos of hot, mascara’ed saltiness while twin rivers of black gook oozed down my 

face.

“Are you okay, Miss Amy?” the concerned kindergarten students I worked with would ask, confusing my red, runny eyes and smeared makeup for the tears of an emotional breakdown.



And I would pat their arm, and… Continue

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At 7:59pm on February 10, 2016, Jonathan Wolfman said…

At 7:59pm on February 10, 2016, Jonathan Wolfman said…

welcome!

 
 
 

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