Animals

Brilliantly blue: a glimpse beyond the veil


Hello dearest readers, During my breaks at work, I walk around the office complex parking lots and buildings, where I encounter the busy lives of squirrels, chipmunks, blue jays, mockingbirds, robins, finches, hawks…as well as lichens, an abundance of moss, holly trees, azaleas, boxwoods, and a variety of other trees. Confession: I talk to the […]

Today’s challenge: Letting go of being human


Dearest readers, I have been trying so hard to let go of fear, of poverty consciousness. The fear of not having enough. Not enough money to survive. Wanting so much to trust that my personal needs as well as those of my family will be met, but so frightened to let go of that oh […]

Barefoot and terrified: When did we become afraid of Mother Earth?


Dearest readers, A recent televised evening news broadcast announced the arrest of a woman at a North Carolina daycare center on charges of child abuse for breastfeeding another woman’s baby. When I heard this story, I thought about how fearful and mistrustful we humans are of one another. Especially in America. We are afraid to touch […]

Power and the new age of the human being


Hello readers, I have always known, felt, and experienced that reality and the world in which we live are so much bigger and more wonderful than we are told as children. As we grow up in this world, we are often taught to think of ourselves as so much less than what we are. We […]

Bernie Sanders saves the world!


Dear readers, In a recent rally, Bernie Sanders told fervent supporters that he is not a savior. That alone, he cannot accomplish anything.  It is the people who have the power to bring about change, which always comes from the bottom, not the top. He evokes the awakening of millions of people, of human beings, to a […]

The layers of friendship


Hello readers, People always say that humans are social animals. I don’t know if other animals suffer from solitude, but I do know that our faithful companions, dogs, let us clearly know when they crave our attention. A dog knows that she needs to be touched, and she clearly communicates her desire and most of […]

Trump=Sanders? Idealism, reality, and the grace of nature


  Hello readers, If you read my blog regularly, you have most likely noticed that I am something of an idealist. I want to see our world become a kinder, more compassionate place, and I’d like to be a part of that process by trying to embody those values in my life, by being mindful […]