Breathing Just a Little

“Listen, are you breathing just a little and calling it a life?”  Mary Oliver I like to imagine that the breath goes everywhere in my body, not just into my lungs, and—hey, it’s just occurred to me—it does!!  I know this because I used to teach a very pared down simplified science lesson on the … Continue reading Breathing Just a Little

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Gravity: how it pulls us

The day before Easter, just about a month ago, I tripped on a concrete block in a parking lot and fell flat on my face.  My chin was cut badly enough to need seven stitches, and my jaw now has a tiny little crack in it.  I was blessed in that they didn't need to … Continue reading Gravity: how it pulls us

If I had to do it over again. . .

Hey, I just found this in my journal.  I remember writing it, but I don't remember when.  Guess it's time to set it free.  It's a bit of Matrix thinking! If I had it to do all over again, maybe I’d take the blue pill; I’d choose the illusion. I’ll get a job in a … Continue reading If I had to do it over again. . .

Blessings in Disguise

Wallowing in post-holiday exhaustion/annoyance/envy/loneliness yet paradoxically grateful to have some alone time, then BAM!--stunned by the unexpected yet unsurprising news that a good friend has died, and suddenly I am so damn sick of being accepting.   I think, who came up with this business where people routinely die, just disappear--the roles they played go … Continue reading Blessings in Disguise

Let’s Draft Oprah, Part 3

What do I want from an Oprah Winfrey Presidency?  My first thought was that I’d want her to re-invigorate the Democratic Party.  As 84-year-old Dianne Feinstein prepares to run for her 6th senatorial term, it must be noted that the Democratic party has a very shallow bench.  But Oprah knows how to cultivate talent.  So … Continue reading Let’s Draft Oprah, Part 3

Let’s Draft Oprah, Part 2

Remember when the current Republican President was first running?  Pundits laughed, they shook their heads, they refused to discuss his candidacy seriously.  But his supporters kept pointing out  two things: First, they'd say that Trump was a successful business mogul. Whether or not this is true is still in dispute, but this argument was made … Continue reading Let’s Draft Oprah, Part 2