How many rose bushes in your garden,
How many children,
Are your parents still alive,
Do you feed the birds in winter?
Hafiz, Sufi poet
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My first vocation was astronomer. At thirteen, I was captured by the beauty of the cosmos, and wanted to explore and understand its furthest depths. I pursued a degree in physics at Cornell University, but when the math and science began to elude me, I completed a degree in the History of Science, researching the history of ideas about life on Mars. (Someday I’ll get that thing digitized, and you can ask for it!)

My second vocation was clinical psychology. I wanted to explore and understand the furthest depths of the human mind. I got involved with the community of support for people with AIDS in San Francisco in the late 80s. Accompanying the mortally ill and dying forever changed my life. I never became licensed, but it has remained a central part of my way of understanding the world.

My third vocation was priest and theologian. Now, I wanted to explore and understand the furthest depths of the Spirit. I was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church in 1995, and was a parish priest until 2006. I served poor, struggling country parishes, and large, well-endowed urban parishes, and pretty much everything in between. You get a sense of the whole array of human experience in churches: births, marriages, deaths, conflict, growth, discovery, creativity. You see and serve it all.

peebs-ram-tap1My fourth vocation is as an equestrian. I have owned horses and ridden seriously for over ten years. See my current horse, Marin, doing what he does best! Horses have taught me, truly, how to be a student, how to trust, and how to expect more out of my efforts than I ever thought possible. With them, beauty is always the last word.

Now, I have added another vocation, as NLP and Family Constellations Practitioner. I bring all of the above vocations to this work: curiosity, delighted amazement at the human and cosmic condition, and faith in the trustworthiness of our lives. You will find someone who has a rich combination of experience and engagement to bring to your practical dilemmas. Discover a new way with your problems that brings hope and gratitude for the remarkable honor of being human.