Tag Archive | parenting

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 […]

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 […]

Gentle cleansing for kids


Dear readers, If you are a parent today, then most certainly you worry about how chemicals, plastics, pesticides, fertilizers, heavy metals, xenoestrogens, radioactivity, traces of pharmaceutical drugs in our food, water, air, and soil are affecting your child’s health, well-being, intelligence, behavior, quality of life and potential life span. Whether you live in an urban, […]

Nanny State: What does this term really mean?


Hello readers, I was recently listening to a BBC program transmitted on National Public Radio about Australia and how the government is increasingly passing legislation to regulate even the smallest aspects of peoples’ lives, including attempting to restrict or ban the use of Vegemite! The announcer used the term “Nanny State” regarding this behavior, and […]

Is your work sustaining you and the world?


Hello readers, Do you ever wonder why President Obama keeps reiterating that we need to train our children to focus on maths, sciences and technology, pushing them towards readiness for jobs and careers of the future, which are all ostensibly oriented towards the left-brained world of technology? Do you ever wonder why he doesn’t support […]

Procrastination Man (a poem)


in pursuit of perfection a sprained hope born in the heart of a small beggar for love treading on the precarious shells of parents not holding up the fort of responsibility those eager little minds so diligent and hungry have you heard from workaholic? do you know overachiever? the blob family gives birth to incompleteness […]

Nationalism and Fundamentalism: Two Faces of Fear


Hello readers, Many of us around the world have been closely following the news during and following the terror attacks in and around Paris, France that killed over twenty people, including the majority of the editorial staff of satirical journal Charlie Hebdo, three police officers, and four Jewish civilians, as well as the perpetrators of […]