Monthly Archives: February 2012

Playing the Wind

I have so much to do in the next three days that I am just sort of breathing deeply and evenly and getting it done. I have project deadlines, am spending all day at a memorial event leading guided meditation … Continue reading

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The 27 Veils of Ignorance

I run a meetup group called “Healing Grace” for alternative and complimentary practitioners and I was asked why I had posted, as a recurring event, the Saturday GO academy I help run. “What does this have to do with healing?” … Continue reading

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kudokushi

Kudokushi means “the lonely death.” It is a Japanese term for when people die alone or unnoticed. If you have been keeping up with the news you know that there has been an increase in kudokushi over the past few … Continue reading

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Enter the Baroness

All hail the Baroness Veronica Amos, UN Under-secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Incumbent, who stands to travel to Syria to negotiate a safety corridor/daily cease fire for delivering aid. Depending, of course, on whether or not … Continue reading

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When did you notice me?

American journalist, Marie Colvin, died in a shelling attack in the Syrian city of Homs today. She was not alone. French photographer Remi Olchik was also killed. British photographer Paul Conroy was wounded, as was Edith Bouvier of Le Figaro. … Continue reading

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fishing with the house on fire

I have been more at home this week then I have been because I am working on several projects in time zones that keep me up very late. The mad kitten has been deliriously happy. But she still likes her … Continue reading

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Why Syria Matters

Since March of 2011, there has been growing unrest and bloodshed in Syria as mostly the mostly Sunni population has begun to demand that Assad’s regime fall. In recent days, if you weren’t all caught up in Whitney Houston’s funeral, … Continue reading

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The Problem with Revolution

Several months ago, I set upon a plan to try to keep my Internet experience as open and Internety as possible by setting up a system to boggle all the “customized-for-you” algorithms that were just being announced. I don’t want … Continue reading

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NEW POEM — The Kundalini Aria

The Sea can be unforgiving. It gives and takes, ignores what we believe and never bothers to explain a thing.   We are left to create stories, to convince ourselves we influence currents and tides, failing to notice how the … Continue reading

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Without words, without silence

– – – – A monk asked Fuketsu: `Without speaking, without silence, how can you express the truth?’ Fuketsu observed: `I always remember spring-time in southern China. The birds sing among innumerable kinds of fragrant flowers.’  – – – – … Continue reading

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