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Happy Labor Day (a la my hero Mary Oliver)!

Friday, September 03, 2010      15 comments

SONG OF THE BUILDERS On a summer morning I sat down on a hillside to think about God - a worthy pastime. Near me, I saw a single cricket; it was mov... Read more

Change from Within: New Orleans 5 Years Later

Friday, September 03, 2010      5 comments

Karma Tube, a beacon of light in the media world, continues offering us gifts: www.karmatube.org/videos
.php?id=2077 Hurricane Katrina changed... Read more

SparkFriends! The Gift of True Longing....

Wednesday, September 01, 2010      14 comments

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Blue

Tuesday, August 31, 2010      21 comments

Sad panda There you go...let it all slide out. Unhappiness can't stick in a person's soul when it's slick with tears. -- Shannon Hale (Princess Academy) I've been... Read more

A State of Permanent Joy

Sunday, August 29, 2010      14 comments

Eknath Easwaran's Thought for the Day for today touched me deeply. It is definitely soul food for the mystics among us: Read more

Mother Teresa:A smile, the beginning of love....

Friday, August 27, 2010      9 comments

I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love. -- Mother Teresa This is Mother Teresa's 100th birthday year (August ... Read more

For Your Health's Sake, Please Read This

Thursday, August 26, 2010      9 comments

I just got the latest e-newsletter from Organic Consumers Association. www.organicconsumers.org
/bytes/ob239.htm Since it takes so little time to transfer the primary information into a blog format, I decided to take tha... Read more

Are We Listening?

Wednesday, August 25, 2010      7 comments

Oh my! Diane Ackerman purdy much says it all...the anguish...the feelings of cosmic loneliness...of indelicacy...of fragility...of giant dreams.... I am feeling very pensive...and this piece of Ackerman's reflects it deeply and accurately.... Read more

Things to Think

Tuesday, August 24, 2010      8 comments

With classes just around the corner, this poetry selection from Panhala especially touched me this morning. I hope I learn to think that way and that my university experience supports this process! Robert Bly is definitely high on my list of h... Read more

University Anxiety and BIG Changes

Monday, August 23, 2010      20 comments

Irby Hall, World Languages Building I've been having a very hard time since I got back from my summer road trip odyssey. Those three months definitely left me in a diffe... Read more

Call Me By My True Names, Thich Nhat Hanh

Saturday, August 21, 2010      8 comments

I add this poem with Thay's explanation as an addendum to the "Ending Violence" blog I just shared because, as he says, "'When i hear one of these names I have to say yes': proud members of the Military-Industrial complex, pacifists, youngsters ... Read more

Ending Violence in Myself, My Family, My Community and the World!

Saturday, August 21, 2010      11 comments

In reflecting about yesterday's blog on violence in video games, and all of the insightful, thoughtful, and thought-provoking responses, a comment of GENKI_WARRIOR's ("...... Read more

Should Violent War Game Videos Be Regulated Just Like Hard Core Pornography?

Friday, August 20, 2010      13 comments

I have a bumper sticker on the back of my little Honda Civic that says, "KILL your TV!" That gives you a purdy clear picture of my position on the quality of television and the miniscule amount of it that I think is worth watching. This segues... Read more

Just Say NOOOOOO! to Monsanto's FRANKENsugar!!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010      12 comments

Court Blocks Future Crops of Monsanto's Genetically Engineered "RoundUp Ready" Sugar Beets... ...Unless the USDA Completes an Environmental Impact Statement and Decides Again to Deregulate www.organicconsumers.org
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Sister Love!

Monday, August 16, 2010      19 comments

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