May 4 , 2023 /


I search around in this muddled mind of mine, looking for some thoughts or an experience that might work for another blog.  My goal, more or less, is to post a new blog about once a week. I don’t have the discipline to do it every Friday morning or some other specific time like some

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April 6 , 2023 /


“Look into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”  Albert Einstein   For many years as a young child, wading barefoot in a stream on my grandparents’ farm, I spent hours collecting tadpoles and crawdads, watching dragonflies hovering above plants and water striders darting in unpredictable directions. I had no idea what I would

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April 1 , 2023 /


The NY Times published an essay by Dr, Sunita Puri, entitled, “As a Doctor, I Know Being Ready to Die Is an Illusion”  (April 1, 2023)  Here is a link to the article:   Here is my response to the NY Times with a brief observation after the letter.   “Dying and death

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March 28 , 2023 /


It is a sunny afternoon and I walk into the woods, toward one of my favorite spots, and look for my sitting log on the west bank of the Santa Cruz River.  As I go deeper into the woods, I think about “forest bathing” and how I might practice that today, immersing myself in the

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February 28 , 2023 /


“We live in the interstices.  One thing ends, another begins.  A season ends and a season begins.  A day ends and a new day begins.  A job ends and a better job begins. A relationship ends, another begins.  A life ends, other lives begin.   We mark time by endings and beginnings – birthdays, anniversaries,

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January 27 , 2023 /


My Dad died from a sudden cardiac arrest in 1979 at the age of 67. That was 44 years ago. I was 42. I knew then I was in the gene pool for heart issues.  My paternal grandmother also had heart problems and died at age 64, in 1952.   My younger brother by 4 years,

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