Tag Archive | Awareness

The importance of sharing our talents


Hello readers, This blog is about the nature of reality. What we are taught as children often forms lifelong beliefs which condition us into either a life of creativity and joy or a life of toil dominated consciously or unconsciously by fear and anxiety. In America, we are taught to think about personal power in a certain […]

Darkness seeks light for friendship, more if affinities (a poem)


  the likeness of a parrot repeats, choking on bone in my throat mirroring rehearsals of a blind genocide the patterns of intention seemingly proud, conscious, and placing one foot in front of the other patterns of disaster yet so hopeful, with a tenderness that defies reality you saw how frustration built that mob anger […]

The Great Divide: Growing Inequality in America


Hello readers, I don’t know about you, but it really bothers me that corporations and bankers run America. That such a small group of people is able to milk our collective resources, human and natural and greedily and without consequence take whatever they want…because they can. Ordinary people are constantly taxed and support the extravagant […]

Terror and Pain: Cultures and Shadows


Hello readers, The other day I was listening to NPR (National Public Radio), and a reporter commented on the irony of the fact that the recent measles outbreak in southern California began at Disney World, a place from which all shadows and darkness have been banned.  The sunny and optimistic outlook seemingly characteristic of American […]

a frozen apple (a poem)


encased, sparkling a dangerous edge to a sweetly dripping bicuspid enclose defensive venom just in case they try to strike out we all tiptoe with hidden knives we are adults and yet the tender fruit inside our sacks of muscle and bone belies the toughness of the skin tears gather knotted in my throat the desire […]

Loss and Generosity


Hello readers, My parents grew up during the aftermath of the Great Depression and the devastation of World War II.  While my grandmother, who had experienced directly the hardships caused by those economic and political situations, always remained open to life and embraced its gifts with enthusiasm.  My mother, for whatever reasons, has always been […]

Guilty Pleasures: How Can We Responsibly Enjoy Life?


Hello readers, A question most responsible and caring people might ask themselves in the complex and globally connected world we live in is this: how can we make responsible choices that benefit ourselves and don’t hurt others? Last night, I watched a children’s animated film “Frankenweenie” directed by Tim Burton.  The science teacher remarks to […]