Archive for the 'Journal' Category

Learning to Be an Includer

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Experiencing bullying at school is traumatic. When a child comes from a loving, stable family with empathetic parents, it is still hard on a child. When a child comes from a family system that is authoritarian or neglectful, the distress is even worse; often there is bullying ongoing in the home as well, and the […]

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One of Those Days

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

I’m having one of those days — I am so grateful to be alive. The act of walking, the taste of coffee, the coziness of a blanket. The emotion stirred by music, the brain food from books, the hugs from my child. Greeting the parent who shows up every school morning to be crossing guard. […]

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How God Remembers That Which is Least

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Yesterday I walked home from dropping my daughter at school, and I passed by a wounded mourning dove on the sidewalk. It was camouflaged and nearly undetectable. In a matter of seconds my eye saw it, my heart said, Oh! Poor creature, and my legs kept walking. I thought — actually, I felt a physical […]

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Monday, January 18th, 2016

My mother was puzzling over this poem by Hafiz. Like much poetry, the best way to access the meaning is to sidle up to it and look at it from the corner of one’s eye. The Salmon Run I wonder how God ever gets any work done when he could just be gazing at Himself […]

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The Incident on the Bus

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

Reflections of Long Ago I am not a fan of public transportation. In most places I have lived, it is an inefficient means of getting around. For instance, if I had to commute from my home to Mountain View (25 miles away), a one-way trip would take two and a half hours via light rail […]

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Spring

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Wyoming Sky A quote, shared by my mother in a comment (thank you, Mom!), for those in the deep of winter. Go outside. Even in winter. Mother is waiting to embrace you. I said in my heart, “I am sick of four walls and a ceiling. I have need of the sky. I have business […]

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Depression Explained

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Depression isn’t just feeling sad. There is an insidious pull, a lethargy of soul, that infuses one’s life. I’ve had depression since my teens. Talk therapy has helped enormously. Medication has certainly improved the quality of my life. Lately, however, I have noticed a certain flatness of my spirit. I’m writing this post to force […]

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Got the Time?

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Where is time’s home? Where does time live in all its cosmic mystery of millions of years and billions of sunrises? Were does it reside? Where is it, shall we say, most comfortable? The answer, I think, is within us. That’s because we are the unfolding place for time. We are saturated with time. Right […]

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Avoidance

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Here is my self-talk: “I’m done. I’m done with so many books on my shelves that I’ve owned for decades and not read yet. Done with books I’ve read once and have no intention of reading again.” I’ve purged two grocery bags of books from my shelves. I engage in a little dance with the […]

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Nobody Knows, But…

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

Love this. I have always loved Patty Griffin. Link is this.

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