March 12 , 2021 /


I am indebted to my friend, Rashmir Balasubramaniam from the UK, for inspiring this blog.  Her question on Twitter recently was: “I’m continuing to reflect on silence this week, and wondering what is your relationship to silence? And is there a way to bring and maintain more silence and spaciousness into social media?”  Here was

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March 1 , 2021 /


March 8 , 2016 / MORE TIME, MORE CHOICES I have often mused on the meaning of time, how we regard it, use it as if it were a commodity, even talk about how we spend it. One reason the concept of time interests me is that I regard the sun, moon and stars as better

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February 24 , 2021 /


We have a 5.5 month-old, active Labradoodle puppy. He weighs 50 lbs. I was walking him to a little park down the street and upon his seeing a dog about 50 yards away, he lunged toward the dog, pulled me off the edge of the concrete sidewalk and I lost my balance. I fell hard,

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February 3 , 2021 /


Post from Alamos, Sonora, Mexico. 2/3/2120 “Hope, friendship, freedom and perseverance…” Kshitij Rawat. (referring to Shawshank Redemption) After a year of limited travel because. like almost everyone, we have beenmostly isolated and quarantined. So, we planned an escape. Promising to remain masked and distanced we were ready.  We locked the door behind us, boarded the

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January 17 , 2021 /


In the early 1960’s I studied civil disobedience as illustrated by Martin Luther, a German pastor, and Mahatma Ghandi.  Luther’s 95 theses were written in 1517 and Ghandi led the protest against the national salt tax in 1930.. Being born in 1937, I was a young child during WWII, from 1941-1945. I learned more about

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December 29 , 2020 /


As we come to the end of 2020, like no other year we have endured, and we look ahead, what are we to make of this experience? Is it a review of what happened and how we responded? Is it a time to make promises that next year will be different? Or better? Could it

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