expand our us

expand our us

Who are we? Certainly not them! They think so oddly who do they think they are? How dare they? But wait don’t they feel the same way about us? So maybe we can go beyond us and them and expand our us to this roiling human yearning but why stop there? Mama polar...
malice toward none in 2020

malice toward none in 2020

We are emerging from a very contentious election in the US. I am saddened as people around me talk about the other side as though they are evil, ignorant, and not worthy of any respect. I recently read Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address, in which he encourages...
seeds of gratitude

seeds of gratitude

Practicing gratitude has many benefits. It has proven to be the most reliable method of increasing happiness. It reduces anxiety and depression. It lowers blood pressure and reduces the symptoms of illness. We feel better when we are practicing gratitude. How can we...
Gratitude 2020

Gratitude 2020

it’s gratitude month 2020. I asked myself how I would “do gratitude” differently this year. Then I realized that gratitude is humble and simple. It’s a reminder of the good things in life. I flourish because of support given me by other beings and the planet itself....
surfing despair

surfing despair

When I lived in North Carolina, a tree fell on my neighbor’s car. He was upset and hired some guys to cut down many of the tall pine trees on his property. I cowered in the house that day, cringing at the sound of the chainsaws and the toppling trees. It felt like...