I woke up this cold summer morning in the arms of a nightmare. The taste of last night’s crack cocaine still rancid in my mouth, the smoke drifting across the dust in the morning light, I was right there, right back where I used to be every morning in those endless years. These days I […]
Archives for June 2012
Guest Author Joanne Marks writes about opening to the subtle realities of nature, based on her experiences with a grove of trees she’s come to know over a 7 years period of harvesting there medicine.
Today let’s talk about being gentle with myself. Have you ever felt like you’re too tough on yourself?
For those of you who read Part I of this article and are dying to know how it ends (sorry, double pun), welcome back. For new readers, let me summarize the previous piece. The question “Who dies?” asks us to examine what it means to die. It’s an activity, something we are asked to be […]
They are already in many of the technologies you use on a daily basis. And they are likely to be even more ubiquitous and omnipotent in the decades to come, notably fostering the development of green power. Strangely enough, the odds are that you have never or seldom heard about them. They are called rare earths.
The E Train went by underground, shaking the floor, the glasses on the bar. The kid standing next to me looked startled. “When I was a kid the Santa Fe freights used to wake me up,” the kid said. He seemed lost and kind of lowdown when he said it. We were strangers, standing at […]
Recently, one of my posts regarding censorship of information and information stealing, mysteriously vanished from my wall. I ‘used my inside voice’ to thumb my finger at those who might wish to silence me and they in turn reminded me that my freedom of speech is limited as it’s their show. I am minimized and […]
Dogs live on farms, in high rise apartments, suburban homes, and even on the road with their humans. We love our dogs in all of their various shapes and sizes. But can we love them wrong? Can we love them too much? It’s an interesting question. Maybe we can love them to death, literally.
Today let’s talk about learning to feel joy. Has it ever seemed like it’s hard to feel happiness or joy? Easy to feel pain, but tough to feel excitement?
Recently, a friend of mine posted a status on Facebook, which on the surface seemed non-adjacent to her usual upbeat, forward thinking ones. My friend is a wonderful mother, Mastered in Education, a lovely person, a fierce political debater and always brings light to every table. I say that with all impunity. In hers and […]