Tag Archive | community

Calm before, during, and after the storm: the transition into New Earth

Calm before, during, and after the storm: the transition into New Earth


Dearest readers, I consider myself to be apolitical, as politics are entirely a construction of density/3-D consciousness, and my focus is on assisting humanity and the planet to hold the light and transition into New Earth. I must note that I was not allowed to save “President Trump” as a tag for this post. Censorship […]

How to make your neighborhood a safe, happy place

How to make your neighborhood a safe, happy place


Dearest readers, I am a member of a neighborhood social network called NextDoor. It is a wonderful site, connecting people in contiguous communities, allowing people to exchange thoughts, practical information, make friends, and to help one another in various ways. However, the issue of crime and neighborhood safety is one which keeps recurring, and I […]

Vulnerability and the road to world peace


Dear readers, People say that the United States is the most powerful nation in the world. Sometimes I feel as if the U.S. is holding back world peace. Being powerful and fearing vulnerability are a tricky and dangerous combination. The United States has over 700 military bases overseas. The rest of the countries of the […]

Where do I belong?


Hello readers, I’ve spent a big chunk of my life thinking about belonging and identity, and also about love of self and others…mostly because my own mother and father were never able to love me for myself and eventually cut me off from the family in every way. They tried to make sure that I […]

Why kindness matters


Hello readers! I am about 200 or so pages into book 2 of The Century Trilogy, “Winter of the World” by Ken Follett.  What is so compelling about Follett’s portrayal of our recent history in this epic series is how he helps the reader to see the primary motivating factors at work in human nature through […]

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 […]

Paying guesses (a poem)


A crooked lady lived in a crooked house in a crooked land among those hills lay towns where good money was paid for the graces, ticking days, living flesh of inmates in this land, the dead were sold for profit and the souls of the poor and neglected did not matter disposable crooked almost zombies […]

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 […]

Strong or weak? States of vulnerability in America


Hello readers, I have been living, working, and raising my son in the United States for eleven years now, and I constantly run into the issue of self-protection.  In other words, fear. I don’t think anyone feels safe in America, and I don’t think many feel safe to just be themselves, no matter what social media […]

a place where people live (a poem)


planting rock and tender succulents into the reluctant blood clay stooping to tidy this oasis of weeds, leaves heart swells proud to home warming the brick with the coziness of pink and red plant flesh pungent rosemary and basil and yet, where is the heart where the other souls are building their nests heaps of rejected furniture […]

Links between Freedom and Community


Hello readers, My recent readings have lead me to an epiphany of sorts.  The books in question are not related to each other in topic: Jon Katz’s book about relationships between people and dogs, The New Work of Dogs: Tending to Life, Love, and Family (2003), and The Smartest Kids in the World – and […]

Beloved Connection: Scamming for Affection and other Modern Past-times


Hello readers, Each time I visit my blog, I check the statistics page to see how many people from how many countries have visited.  It touches my heart and amazes me that, so far, at least one person from 56 different countries from all over our Earth have at least peeked at my blog.  I get […]

Love and the Fabric of Life


Hello readers, I don’t often visit my Facebook page, but as I browsed through a list of people I possibly know, people connected to people I have met at various times in my life, I was struck by the connective tissue of life and relationships, and the choices that we make.  Thematically dogged by solitude, […]

Belonging: Is Community Necessary?


I loved reading Lois Lowry’s young adult books “The Giver” and “The Messenger”.  The stories are simple, yet profound, and extremely important questions about humans living together in community and how we respect one another (or not) are raised.  It seems as if the issues of hierarchy, power, greed, need, and vulnerability always rise up […]

birth day


Portrait of My Mother,  1995 Today is my mother’s birthday.  We have not spoken to each other in five and a half years.  I don’t really know what to say, except that each year on her birthday and on Mother’s Day especially, I think about her and wonder if she thinks about me.  It is […]