December 3 , 2018 /

TURN ON THE LIGHT

Advent, which began yesterday, is about the adventure, the anticipated arrival of the Light, whether Winter Solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas or Diwali, just celebrated. These are holidays, holy days. Holy means simply, “set apart.” Here are the lyrics from a piece of music which Alexa played for me this morning: This one was

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August 7 , 2018 /

AN OPENING IN THE CLOUDS

Very early one morning when I woke up, I looked out the window (at 3 AM) and there was a strange narrow band of light above the mountain, Sierra Negra, which was across the river from where I lived. I wondered what it was, why it was there, what conditions caused it to be and

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June 19 , 2018 /

CELEBRATING SOLSTICE 2018

This year it’s June 21, at 10:07 GMT and you can figure out the exact time where you are with an easy converter.   For us here in PDT in the USA it’s 3:07 AM and I doubt we’ll be up then, but soon afterwards to at least watch the sun rise at it’s northernmost point

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April 22 , 2018 /

Earth Day Lessons

A friend, Alli Polin, commented recently, “We think transitions are endings but they’re really what the word is all about… movement including the time in between landings.”  That stuck with me for some reason so I explored it a little further, that phrase “the time in between landings” being particularly resonant.   Here was my

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April 1 , 2018 /

LIFE IS FRAGILE, UNPREDICTABLE

About six years ago I wrote the following article based on a letter to a friend of mine who was about to give a commencement speech.  For those us who have done that on more than a few occasions, we know that it’s hard to come up with something that’s worth listening to at a

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December 17 , 2017 /

CELEBRATING LIGHT

On Thursday, December 21, 2017, at 8:28 AM Pacific Time (for me) the sun reached its southernmost point before starting back on its northward trek toward Spring.  You can calculate your own time accordingly. Actually it has more to do with the tilt of the earth on its axis and its elliptical orbit but we will

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