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Thursday, December 02, 2010      15 comments

There are days when the piece that Joe-the-purveyor-of-juicy-poet
ry offers fairly screams, "SHARE ME!!!" (BTW, if you want to subscribe to his weekday offerings just click on the link at the end of the poem.) And so it is today, with this ... Read more

MAKING IT HAPPEN Week 1 -- 34 days until 2011

Sunday, November 28, 2010      19 comments

As I told DancingEarthMom, "I followed ToBABetterMe over to your blog. At first I thought, 'Ho Hum.' But the more I considered it, the more I realized that this nuts-and-bolts, no-nonsense focus is EXACTLY what I need in my out-of-control feelin... Read more

The Ripple Effect of a Kind Act

Friday, November 26, 2010      18 comments

YES -- taking good care of this body I've been entrusted with is vital! We learn more and more about basics of proper food with portion control and the variety of exercise which supports that here on SparkPeople, with myriad resources to help u... Read more

Starting ever again....

Tuesday, November 23, 2010      17 comments

I've been going through some rough patches as we all do on this earth plane, doing this and that to remedy the malaise...the lethargy...the lack of enthusiasm. This morning I got, by way of my daily poetry subscription, a "message from the uni... Read more

What does it really mean to be kind?

Friday, November 12, 2010      20 comments

Always be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle. -- Plato In honor of World Kindness Day on Nov 13th, Karma Tube offers this video by Humanity Healing Network... Read more

More: War Over Monsanto Gets Ugly

Tuesday, November 09, 2010      20 comments

Thanks to special SparkFriend Don Doorn who just sent me this important information. I'm shaking my sadness, disgust, and amazement. Will we ever learn...change...raise our collective consciousness? Hope springs eternal.... ... Read more

And a little child shall lead them....

Saturday, November 06, 2010      7 comments

I shared the video of Birke Baehr with various friends yesterday, and decided that it needs a wider audience! Birke is an extraordinary home-schooled child, 11 years old, ... Read more

Thank you Mary Oliver...

Friday, November 05, 2010      15 comments

...for your gift, that keeps on giving! Square Top Mountain and Green River, Wyoming FLARE 12. When loneliness comes stalking, go into the fields, consid... Read more

Love is a sacred skill

Friday, November 05, 2010      6 comments

Thomas à Kempis on Mount Saint Agnes, where the monastery he was invested with was located (painting from 1569) Read more

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
_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


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

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