Archive for the 'Journal' Category

Connection

Monday, October 28th, 2019

Being an introvert and ambivalent about interacting, I often keep myself folded up when I’m out in the world. This also increases my sense of disconnection and loneliness, and yet I persist. However, sometimes I relax, and life beautifully unfolds. I was at the motor vehicle department to apply for a REAL ID, which is […]

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Men Being Ladylike

Monday, October 21st, 2019

Hello, the men. My advice on modern masculinity would be to look at all those traits you believe are feminine and interrogate why you are so obsessed with being the opposite. Because this idea that to be a man you have to be the furthest away from being a woman that you possibly can is […]

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A Reminder

Monday, October 21st, 2019

Have you ever been loved? I bet you have been loved so much and so deeply that you have become blasé about how much grace it confers. So let me remind you: To be loved is a privilege and prize equivalent to being born. If you’re smart, you pause regularly to bask in the astonishing […]

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Middle School

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Listening to my daughter talk about her feelings and the dynamics of kid interaction at school, I realize the following: Middle school is “Lord of the Flies” harsh even when it’s a good school; People can be really judgmental, including my kid; A middle schooler wants more than anything to be accepted; the hardest thing […]

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Doing All The Things

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

I struggle to balance my activities. It seems to me that there are some that I can do every single day without fail, and some I would like to do every day, but can’t manage. Autonomic bodily activities (breathing, digesting, excreting) and survival tasks (eating, sleeping) are guaranteed to happen. Duh, right? But then there […]

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It Matters

Sunday, June 30th, 2019

“It all matters. That someone turns out the lamp, picks up the windblown wrapper, says hello to the invalid, pays at the unattended lot, listens to the repeated tale, folds the abandoned laundry, plays the game fairly, tells the story honestly, acknowledges help, gives credit, says good night, resists temptation, wipes the counter, waits at […]

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Measure of Health

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” –Jiddu Krishnamurti

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How to Find Peace

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

Thoughts — and feelings triggered by thoughts — are mutable and impermanent, and yet because we humans incorrectly identify our being with our thinking, we construct a false notion of ourselves out of ideas and memories that have no actual substance. No wonder the ego is called “the false self.” The false self — the […]

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So Tenderly

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

It happens all the time in heaven, And some day It will begin to happen Again on earth – That men and women who are married, And men and men who are Lovers, And women and women Who give each other Light, Often will get down on their knees And while so tenderly Holding their […]

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A Break

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Written last night, After a several day “extreme heat” spell. ————- Hello, 63 degrees. I feel you gossiping with the trees. My windows are all grinning widely waiting for the breeze. ————- A photo from last summer at Hume Lake…

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