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I am NOT done with my changes...!

Thursday, November 04, 2010      8 comments

It's like pulling a Tarot card from the deck that speaks precisely to my dilemma...or opening a sacred text to exactly the verse that I so desperately needed to consider...coming in the morning to this poetry of Stanley Kunitz that speaks so pla... Read more

Monsanto is hurting: Guarded Good News

Wednesday, November 03, 2010      14 comments

AFTER GROWTH, FORTUNES TURN FOR MONSANTO The New York Times, Business Day By Andrew Pollack Published October 4, 2010 Bags of Asgrow Roundup Ready soybean seeds ... Read more

Celebrating the work of Brother David!

Wednesday, November 03, 2010      5 comments

www.youtube.com/user/Mic
haelStillwater#p/a/u/0/fFF
_0cDHqYY "If we can start with the silence, we can make the most beautiful music in the worl... Read more

Hope...a constant companion

Tuesday, November 02, 2010      12 comments

I've been lax and low-energy since returning from the visit home, with a sadness outlining my days and interrupting my flow. This poem was delivered directly to my heart this morning. I sat with it and pondered it, considering the ways that ho... Read more

Gravity

Thursday, October 28, 2010      11 comments

My returns from voyages of discovery tend to send me on further inward journeying. I will try to blog about Ani Pema Chodron soon, but today will be a "time out" as I continue the "adjust, adapt, accomodate" process that my teacher, Swami Satch... Read more

Smile at Fear

Thursday, October 14, 2010      15 comments

If we want there to be peace in the world, we have to be brave enough to soften what is rigid in our hearts, to find the soft spot and stay with it. We have to have that kind of courage and take that kind of responsibility. That's the true pr... Read more

A Psalm to Life....

Thursday, October 14, 2010      16 comments

This wonderful poem of Longfellow's, a strong affirmation to life, arrived this morning, as I prepare to depart for San Francisco (airport tomorrow morning at 6:00am) to attend a teaching of the venerable Pema Chodron www.smileatfear.com... Read more

Thailand's Children of the Trains

Friday, October 08, 2010      13 comments

While we affluent overweight Americans -- as well as those of us from other industrialized nations -- try to resist heaping another portion of dinner on our plates or buying an ice cream cone, street children in Thailand beg for money to buy foo... Read more

Have I caused you any pain....

Thursday, October 07, 2010      10 comments

HUDDLED BENEATH THE SKY The sadness I have caused any face by letting a stray word strike it, any pain I have caused you, what can I do to make us even? ... Read more

Yummers: Nobby Apple Cake

Wednesday, October 06, 2010      9 comments

About a week ago, I got this recipe off of someone's(???) blog, and I don't have a CLUE who it was. Anyone? I'd love to give credit to whoever I got it from because my housemate and I LOVED IT! YAY! WILLOW49 posted below...and it was he... Read more

To imbibe, or not to imbibe....

Tuesday, October 05, 2010      10 comments

The title of today's blog is the headline for a most interesting article I read today in the Life section of USA Today. Though I didn't find it on their website, I DID fin... Read more

The Words Under the Words

Friday, September 24, 2010      12 comments

Inspired this morning by my friend PennyAn's sharing of some of the riches of one of my heroes, poet-philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson, www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal.asp?id=P
ENNYAN45 I decided to share a poignant ... Read more

SparkPeople BEAT the odds!

Thursday, September 23, 2010      15 comments

I read this depressing news in Daily Finance today. It's just the sort of thing that we SparkPeople are out to defeat by taking control of our health and our lives! Whenever I see obese people, I immediately think about how the Spark Pro... Read more

Fall Equinox/Full Moon...aligning with the cosmic forces....

Wednesday, September 22, 2010      15 comments

The Fall Equinox is tonight at 10:09 PM Central Daylight Time. My dear friend Pamela said it so well: "The equinoxes and solstices are important moments to make our commi... Read more

An FYI for those concerned about eating clean

Monday, September 20, 2010      16 comments

Jumping wild salmon FDA TO CONSIDER APPROVAL OF MODIFIED SALMON By Mary Clare Jalonickap WASHINGTON -Tinker with the genetics of salmon and maybe you create a r... Read more


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