Spirit Day 2020 -Tolerance and Compassion

“…tolerance is something that is intolerant of intolerance. You can’t be tolerant towards everything, otherwise that means it is fine for people to be bigoted.” ― Presh Talwalkar, 40 Paradoxes in Logic, Probability, and Game Theory Spirit day is a day of tolerance. It’s a day to learn about and encompass what may be strange […]

Back to Nature

Between COVID-19 and the fire devastation, it’s hard not to let depression creep in. Life is not hard for me, especially, but there is so much mayhem around that it wears upon one after day. So I decided that one way to break the spell was to change up my walking pattern. I take variations […]

I Gave Me

Our vanity is the constant enemy of our dignity. Sophie Swetchine The recent catastrophe in our area evoked many charitable thoughts. I spent a lot of time studying where to send money, how to support in the best way, and simply how to be a good neighbor. In going through closets I had primary concerns […]

Are you out there? Anybody? Anybody?

“Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” ― Dolly Parton I am feeling an urgency. It’s not surprising since all the women in my family have been opinionated. As death seems more imminent I realize I may not have shared each and every opinion or insight on each and every subject that […]

What will I do? What will you do?

“Why was Jacob Blake seen as a deadly threat for a theoretical gun, while this gunman, who had already shot people, was arrested the next day and treated like a human being whose life matters?” More on the police shooting of Jacob Blake & protests in Kenosha: pic.twitter.com/cQAU5fkDsg — The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) August 27, […]

Taking the Risk

“Death walks among us” ― S.K.N. Hammerstone Major religions all have a version of the Angel of Death. Toltec wisdom teaches that the angel always sits on our shoulders. This teaching is another way of know that the present moment is all we have in our grasp. And so, I am no closer to death […]

Together – We Are More!

“If you want to know yourself, look at your friends.” When I read this posit several years ago I began seeing my friends differently. After all, it’s a way to look outward for a little self-knowledge. When I look at my friends, what do I see of myself? Why are they my friends and I […]

Oh, the “B” Street memories…

We were children when we married and our first apartment was, to me, like playing house. We couldn’t believe our luck in finding the second-floor apartment so cheap -$50/mo. Maybe it was furnished even. I know it was ready when we were married on December 20. (In those days there was no moving in together […]

My Walking Education

I believe in oneness – the concept that we are all one. But in the last three weeks I learned a lot about being one and having totally different experiences in and of this world. #BlackHistoryBootCamp has taught me how little I know of the Black experience of women in the United States. I have […]

Honesty and Aging

“Our entire life … consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are.”― Jean Anouih My friends and I are giving each other a gift that I wish we had known enough – and been brave enough – to give earlier. We are giving the gift of honesty. Because the older we get, the more we […]